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In This Issue

Features
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THE FRIENDSHIP OF A LIFETIME

Inspired by The Rock’s Rock, a short video made by ESPN, Global digs a little deeper to uncover the inspiring friendship between Milton McBride Rosen and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

20

AN OUT-OF-SIGHT CONNECTION

Last year, at the 10th Anniversary Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller and superfan Daniel Walshe connected over their love of football — and fashionable eyewear.

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UNDERSTANDING BEHAVIORAL CHALLENGES

An important new study shows that children with Down syndrome demonstrate increased behavioral issues compared with their typical peers. Early intervention and a development strategy can help.

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REMEMBERING BILL VOLLBRACHT

One of the late Bill Vollbracht’s best legacies and investments was a better life for his granddaughter, Kate, and all those with Down syndrome.

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IMMUNOTHERAPY FOR ALOPECIA IN PEOPLE WITH DOWN SYNDROME

Scientists at the Crnic Institute publish the first cases of immunotherapy for Alopecia Areata in people with Down syndrome, which offers a potential pathway to normalizing the larger problem of immune system dysregulation.

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