Girl's message about Down syndrome inspires thousands

 Truly inspiring (Jennifer Varanini Sanchez Instagram)
Truly inspiring (Jennifer Varanini Sanchez Instagram)

- A 7-year-old girl who was abandoned at birth and spent the first year of her life at an orphanage in Russia is helping spread awareness during Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Jennifer Sanchez, of California, said the family decided to adopt Sofia in 2010 after their youngest of three sons was born with Down syndrome.


“Little miss, do you have Down syndrome?” Jennifer Sanchez, Sofia’s mother, asks her in one Instagram video.

“Yes I do have Down syndrome,” Sofia says in the video. “It’s something that’s in my blood— it goes down.”

“Is Down syndrome scary?” Sanchez asks.

“No, it’s not scary, it’s so exciting,” Sofia answers.


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