UK Taya, 14 months, is a model, she also has Downs Syndrome

Discussion in 'News that makes you smile!' started by badhorsie, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. badhorsie

    badhorsie Mouth operational, brain elsewhere...

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    I found this such an inspiring and "feel good" read this morning. Such a change to have a story about good parenting

    "The camera just loves little Taya Kennedy. Wide-eyed, cheeky, engaged; she brims with the confidence of a natural performer. It is little wonder that she has taken the child-modelling world by storm.
    The fact that 14-month-old Taya also has Down’s Syndrome is quite incidental. She was selected, not to fulfil a quota, tick a box or adhere to the dictums of some politically-correct code of positive discrimination. Taya was picked because, quite simply, she is a star."

    Much more and photos at link
     
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  3. peeples

    peeples New Member

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    She's gorgeous! With a family like hers, she can do anything!!!!
     
  4. CarmelEyesD

    CarmelEyesD Well-Known Member

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    Amazing and heartwarming story- I have a son they told me would never walk talk or sit up. He graduated high school, works at a wood factory, shops, cooks, cleans...I always believed he could, and he does!
     
  5. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    Love it! From the article:

    ‘I always believed my daughter was stunning but I thought, “I’m her mum. I’m biased,”’ she says.

    [​IMG] 'When people say "poor you" I find it offensive and irritating,' said Taya's mother Gemma



    ‘When the agency rang me and said, “We want her on our books. She’s absolutely beautiful”, I was delighted.

    ‘I asked them if they were aware she had Down’s Syndrome. They said: “It’s immaterial. We’ve accepted her.” At that moment I burst into tears. I was overjoyed, not so much because Taya was going to be a model. More importantly, she had competed on equal terms with every other child and succeeded.

    ‘People can be really negative about children with Down’s. They say they can’t do this and won’t be able to achieve that. It’s incredibly frustrating. Someone said to me the other day: “I suppose she’ll never be able to live an independent life,” and I said, “Why on earth not?”

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...ns-darling-modelling-world.html#ixzz1erpjghyM

    Down's kids don't necessarily have the limits the medical community puts on them. Congrats to this darling and her family!
     
  6. dorothy.c

    dorothy.c New Member

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    Awww, such a sweet story! Thanks for posting. :)
     
  7. LCoastMom

    LCoastMom JUSTICE FOR CAYLEE MARIE - STILL WAITING

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    She's precious. How lovely that she has such a special mummy.
     
  8. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    What a cheerful little cutie! I hope she continues to develop well and make her family proud.

    Thanks for posting.
     
  9. Melanie

    Melanie Inactive

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    She's absolutely beautiful. She will go far in life - I just know it ;)
     

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