According to the National Down Syndrome Society, 1 in every 691 babies born here in the U.S. has Down Syndrome. While they face cognitive and physical challenges they can go to school, graduate and even get a job too.
An area family stopped by Sunrise 7 Tuesday morning to talk about this genetic condition. Shannon Staskiewicz has an 18-month-old boy named Hunter. He has down syndrome but is like any other little one, adorable, full of energy and happy. Shannon is working to bring awareness to Down Syndrome.
Click here to "like" Hunter on Facebook and learn more about Shannon's efforts to bring awareness to Down Syndrome.
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com.
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the WSAW.com discussion rules.