Teen with down syndrome shapes body and became a model to get acceptance
People with Down syndrome are often being discriminated in the society, no one would want to go near them, as if their disease is contagious. That is one of the most common problems that is being experienced by them, they are being bullied at school, people will irked their eyebrows after seeing them, they will totally fly away as they don’t want to be near them. But, Madeline Stuart would like to change that and she did some things to start making a revolution in the society.
The story of Madeline Stuart has been a common talk in Facebook, and this is just enough to inspire all people who have Down syndrome around the world and change the views of people who are discriminating them. As you read this article, you will know the real story behind this beautiful girl.
1 The Start of Everything
Madeline Stuart is an Australian teen, 18 years old and has Down syndrome. She came from Brisbane, Australia and had always thought of becoming a model. But, many people will tell her that it will be really impossible because of her sickness, but that didn’t stop her to each for this dream and she made everything she can to make this possible.
According to her Facebook Page, she had decided to pursue a career as an on-camera person, after she had changed her very unhealthy lifestyle. Since then, she had focused in fitness and physical health and maintain her own body. With the help of her loving mom, she was able to reach her goal. She had successfully lost 44 pounds by having well balanced diet, and doing different kind of activities like gymnastics, cricket, dancing, swimming, basketball and even cheer leading.
But, she thinks that those are not enough as she actively joined the Special Olympics. Right now, just after a year, Maddy had shown the big change that happened to her life, and she perfectly define the meaning of beauty inside and out.
2 She’s Really Beautiful Inside
When her mom was interviewed, she shared that Maddy does not really care on how she is going to look, but she does care on how she was able to change the environment in their area. She is very glad that she can already run around and is feeling totally great because of this and if only an average person will also see that, then they will realize how caring and loving Maddy is. Her mother even noted that if all the people will measure the beauty inside, and not outside then most of the beauty queens right now would also have Down syndrome because there will be no discrimination and people will look on them equally.
3 What She Hopes For
Maddy had totally hoped that her career will be able to help in changing the views of many to people with Down syndrome just like her. She also stated that having more exposure will be able to help in creating better acceptance of people to them. She totally hopes that people will view them equally and will accept them as part of the society. There are over 400,000 people with Down syndrome, and there is an increasing number of them, all they want is acceptance.
4 The Heartbreaking Past Story of Maddy
It is no wonder that she will really seek out for that change and raise awareness about the genetic condition that she have, especially because of the totally heartbreaking story that she had experienced in the past. There are so many people who will think that they can’t achieve something, and sad to say, even the doctors of Maddy think so as well. Her doctors had told their family that she won’t be able to achieve anything in her life and she could be a big burden in the family.
Actually, in some other countries, parents of a newborn with Down syndrome will often be asked to choose if they are going to send their child for adoption or for the care of the government. Many people would not want to take the burden of taking care a child with Down syndrome, but Maddy’s mom had supported her all the way.
In one of her stories, she said that, there are some strangers in the road that will tell that her kid should not be out and she should have kept her at home. But, as a mom, she know what Maddy likes, and she wants to explore. She was never ashamed of having Maddy in her life and Maddy is very thankful because of that.
5 Her Career + More Photos!
According to a reliable source in the internet, Maddy is already under the Australian label, Living Dead. This could be a very good start of her career in the market, and many will now start to hope that people will accept her and other people with Down syndrome in the near future.
Maddy had proven that she can do something in her life, that she is capable of planning, of changing something and being part of the world. Her story hopefully change the views of many people, and let people with this kind of disease to try out and don’t be afraid of the outside world. There are so many things to enjoy, and it will be great if all people will be able to appreciate it, no matter what their situation is. That could be surely the better world everyone is hoping for!