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World Down's Syndrome Day: Beautiful Video To A Worried Mother Explains The Joy Of Down's Syndrome Babies

21/03/2014 09:52 GMT | Updated 04/03/2015 10:59 GMT

When a mother-to-be found out her baby would be born with Down's Syndrome, she wanted to know what was in store for her.

She sent an email to the Italian Down's Syndrome advocacy group Coor Down asking 'What kind of life will my child have?" They responded with this extremely touching video from fifteen people with the condition.

This is what the NHS has to say about the condition. "It is a genetic condition that typically causes some level of learning disability and a characteristic range of physical features. Most babies born with Down's syndrome are likely to have: reduced muscle tone leading to floppiness (hypotonia), eyes that slant upwards and outwards, their palm may have only one crease across it (palmar crease), a below average weight and length at birth.

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"People with Down's syndrome also vary in personality and ability. Everyone born with Down's syndrome will have a degree of learning disability. The level of learning disability will be different for each individual."

(H/T: Most Watched Today)