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‘’Down syndrome is a condition, not a disease‘’

What makes people with Down Syndrome different from leading a normal life? Down Syndrome is determined as a condition, not as an issue. There are several circumstances of the condition that affect people in their daily life. 

People with Down Syndrome are known as people who are not able to have independence and to not able to do what other people can do. Many assume that people with this condition are not able to have a career. When Children with Down syndrome are born, they have health problems, most cases are problems with the heart. Between 40 and 60% of babies with down syndrome have congenital heart defect. It is the abnormality of the structure of the heart. This type of disease can be successfully treated with either medically or surgically. 

In addition, due to their health problems, it will become difficult for babies with Down Syndrome in the process of raising and educating them, therefore they will not be able to have the same level of development as other kids in the first two years, said Hanna Brian D. Cardiologist in Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 

Pictures of Down Syndrome.

This is considered to be one of the main concerns that people with Down Syndrome have to deal with in their daily life. 

Most families accept the challenge of raising a child with this condition and described it as being rewarding and strengthening. They require more attention than other children without special condition.

Finally, another issue that are associated with Down Syndrome condition, are the financial support. There are some families who can not afford expensive medical treatment. For instance, they have to apply to programs for treatment and support.

People should be more informed about what Down Syndrome is about. The information can change the perspective and the way of thinking when people refer to a person with this special condition. 1 in 800 babies are born with Down Syndrome. It is part of many people’s life and we have to learn how to understand them. 

The first time I met a person with Down Syndrome, I found that they are the most lovely people and they deserve to be treated equally, no matter their condition. They can be just as approachable as any other person.

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