NEWS10 ABC on WDSD: A day to support individuals with Down Syndrome

On Monday NEWS10 ABC in the Morning celebrated their differences and did something kind in honor of World Down Syndrome Day! Watch the video above to see how their random acts of kindness worked out.


ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Monday was World Down Syndrome Day.

March 21 or 3/21. People with Down Syndrome have three copies of the 21st chromosome, instead of two. That extra 21st chromosome leads to developmental delays, but people with Down Syndrome can accomplish so much given the right support and the opportunity to be included in society.

NEWS10 ABC’s Christina Arangio knows this first hand because it’s certainly been the case for her son, Luke with Down Syndrome.

Locally the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center takes part in a global effort to spread awareness about Down Syndrome through random acts of kindness. NEWS10 ABC in the Morning took part too, making sure someone received a card explaining the significance.

UPDATE: Proof that good people are all around us, right after my RAOK for ‪#‎wdsd16‬, the person in front of me at the Starbucks drive-through paid for my coffee! I paid it forward as well…hope it continues all day. In celebration of World Down Syndrome Day (3/21), I picked up a Target gift card and left it on a random car with my note explaining why I chose his random act of kindness today 😊 #wdsd16 ‪#‎wakeupwith10‬

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