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VIDEO: Harrogate boy featuring in Down Syndrome campaign video

VIDEO: Harrogate boy featuring in Down Syndrome campaign video

Published by Harry Long at 6:45am 21st March 2020.

A boy from Harrogate is featuring in a campaign video - which tries to change attitudes about Downs Syndrome.

Wendy Puckrin's 6 year-old son Elijah has the condition and is now doing well at a mainstream primary school. 

Wendy's been taking part in Wouldn't Change a Thing.  It's a campaign started by parents of children with Down's  Syndrome, to challenge misconceptions about the condition. 

The video has been released this week.  

Wendy shared Elijah's story with StrayFM last year.

Wendy said:

"The campaign is all about asking people: what do you see when you look at a child or an adult with Down's Syndrom - because I see beauty, I see Elijah, I see my soon.  Sometimes there's negativity out there and that's what we're trying to change."

"This is all about creating a better future for Elijah and his peers.  It's about making sure inclusion and being treated as a human being is normal as it should be"