7-year-old girl explains why Down syndrome is 'not scary at all'

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A young girl's inspiring message about down syndrome is going viral and her mother hopes it teaches people that being different is actually a good thing.

A young girl's inspiring message about Down syndrome is going viral and her mother hopes it teaches people that being different is actually a good thing.

Every year during Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Sofia's mom, Jennifer Sanchez, tries to reach out to her friends and family about Down syndrome.

But this year she decided to let her daughter do the talking and put her video on Facebook.



"She is basically being a self-advocate for people with disability and that they have a love of life," said Jennifer.

Sofia was born in the Ukraine but was adopted by the family when she was just 16-months old. She has an older brother who also has Down syndrome.

Jennifer Sanchez says Sophia is a ball of energy and likes to dance, act, and play soccer - just like any other kid.

So far, Sofia's inspiring message has been seen more than 6 million times and shared more than 90,000 times.
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