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In This Issue

Features
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CHOOSE YOUR WORDS

Words have the capacity to define how the world views people who are differently-abled. That’s why it’s so important to use them wisely.

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A MODEL FAMILY

Fashion model Amanda Booth and her husband, photographer and creative director Mike Quinones, are no strangers to the camera – which is why they decided the best way to advocate for their son, Micah, was to stay in front of one.

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A CENTER FOR LIFE-CHANGING CARE

Since it opened in 2010, the Anna and John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome has championed healthy starts and bright futures by caring for the unique medical needs of young people with Down syndrome.

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THE TRAVELING PRINCE

The Lacle family may call the small island of Aruba home, but they are making sure their son, Jake, gets to experience the world on his life journey.

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A MOTHER TO SO MANY

Surekha Ramachandran, Ph.D., has transformed the way her fellow Indians view individuals with Down syndrome, like her daughter Babli.

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SPEAKING TRUTH, WITH POWER

Actor, writer, and motivational speaker Frank Stephens knows how important words can be – that was obvious when he gave his speech at Global’s November 2016 Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show.

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