Popular actress stars in a powerful video devoted to the World Down Syndrome Day

March 21 is the World DS Day which was established to raise awareness for people who suffer from the inborn genetic mutation. It is no mere coincidence that this very date was selected – the syndrome is connected with the 3 copies of the 21st chromosome.


Especially for this day Olivia Wilde, a popular American actress, took part in a touching and impressive video where she plays the nineteen year old student Ann Rose who sees herself as a normal girl and wants to lead a normal life. The question is how WE see the girl.

You are welcome to watch the video and share your impressions!

Did you like the video? Do you know anyone with DS? Do you agree they deserve to be treated as normal people?

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20 Comments
Paul Latture
Paul Latture
A very powerful video. I think we should look with our hearts instead of our eyes.
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Mar 21, 2016 8:12PM
Linda Thompson Lanning
People with DS are very trusting , kind and loving they also can be very productive person . The should be treated with respect just like everyone
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Mar 21, 2016 8:13PM
Marlene Woodard
Marlene Woodard
A very touching video, as the mother of a son with fragile X syndrome, I noticed several years ago that he does not see himself as abnormal and gets upset when people stare at him. Just remember people , it could have been you or your child.
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Mar 21, 2016 8:44PM
Paul Sterling
Paul Sterling
for some people life just ain,t fair
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Mar 21, 2016 8:51PM
Joseph L. Bellisario
Joseph L. Bellisario
I enjoyed this video as it makes us aware that all of us want to be treated as normal people. Whether we are young or old, we all have something to offer.
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Mar 21, 2016 9:13PM
Stephanie McLennan
Stephanie McLennan
I think everyone should be treated the same no matter there disabilities. I know how it feels to be treated differently by people because of the way you look.
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Mar 21, 2016 9:28PM
Ila Funkhouser
Very well done, touching and somehow heart breaking. I know and love a person with DS and have never seen him as anything except my friend and an important member of my family. I do wish people could, or would, just accept people as God made them and not as others think they should be.
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Mar 21, 2016 10:00PM
Donna Meadows
Very powerful, and yes they should be treated like normal they are gods special angels
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Mar 22, 2016 12:23AM
Nicole Toma-Tolman
My best friend works with people with DS and I worked with some in high school. My mom also had a friend whose son had it. Every single one of those people were innocent, friendly, funny, and just so naturally nice. There was one I met in her 50's, and she was really cocky and funny! I think she will stick with me forever. But yeah, the girl in the video... when it showed her, i was really struck by her eyes. She was beautiful. :)
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Mar 22, 2016 1:41AM
Neil Robertson
Brilliant. Totally respect to one and all involved with making such a powerful video.
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Mar 22, 2016 12:55PM
Doreen Killoran
Doreen Killoran
Beautiful!!!! <3
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Mar 22, 2016 1:01PM
mblado
We all view someone or something, with perfection in our eyes. What is perfection ?. Except for someone else's opinion. There is NO perfection in todays world. Every one is different in appearance and personality. Could you see if we were all the same, how boring it would be. Never compair your self to someone else, you are your own unique person. How beautiful !.
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Mar 22, 2016 2:34PM
Materesa De Leon Maravilla
Thanks for the video, I have a DS daugther, her name is Darlene and she is 27 yrs. old, a very loving and caring to us.
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Mar 23, 2016 12:55AM
Meredith Reeves
That was exceptionally well done. Cuts to the chase and straight to the heart. It has been my experience that Downs kids have MORE to offer than other kids. They are usually not nearly as selfish and self-absorbed and down right mean as the others. They will love unconditionally EVEN when they hit the terrible teens!
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Mar 23, 2016 10:31PM
Scott Bartholomew
I agree, and remember one DS man remembering my name on a bus after I volunteered at a facility years before. Caring is the important word, feeling, but I also haven't made a point to cross paths.
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Mar 27, 2016 11:27AM

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