October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Many people become active during this time of year raising awareness about the disorder, which is a genetic one that results when an individual is born with a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21.
You can learn more about Down syndrome here.
Jennifer Sanchez, the adoptive mother of Sofia, 7, and Joaquin, 8, both of whom have Down syndrome, becomes active during this month, too. She tries to reach out to people in hopes she could raise awareness.
Eleven days ago she posted a video to Facebook, in which she’s heard having a brief Q & A session with Sofia about the genetic disorder. In less than two weeks, the video has racked up more than 6 million views.
She’s heard asking Sofia if Down syndrome is scary, to which the adorable girl replies, “No, it’s not scary! It’s exciting. I get to go to Disneyland.”
Well, thank you for the information, Sofia. We would like to applaud you for being a beautiful inspiration for millions of people worldwide.
You can watch the short video below: