18-year-old Madeline Stuart, has down syndrome and is proving everyone wrong who didn't believe in her. When she was younger she struggled with her weight, like most down syndrome people do. Now, she is a model and her image is inspiring girls everywhere!
Down syndrome is a genetic disorder which causes development and cognitive delays. Although she is slow, she still gets everything done, just at a slower pace. Doctors told her mother she would never achieve anything. They were SO wrong! Maddy changed her daily routine and set out to prove all the people who doubted her wrong. She changed her eating habits, started dancing, and even played sports. Maddy lost about 40 pounds and is ready to take the runway!
Madeline wants to change how the world sees people with Down syndrome. They are all beautiful and can achieve anything they set their minds too. It may take longer than usual, but that's because they work at their own pace.
Remember this, the greatest gift you can give anyone is ACCEPTANCE!
Watch this inspiring video below: