Megan Bomgaars Living Life Without Limits | Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Megan Bomgaars Living Life Without Limits

Megan Bomgaars is a Global representative, filmmaker, entrepreneur, and star of A&E®‘s acclaimed new series Born This Way. She took a break from her very busy schedule to meet up with Global and Denver Nugget’s star Kenneth Faried to spend the afternoon shooting photos for the upcoming front cover of Global’s award winning magazine Down Syndrome World™.

To say that Megan has been busy is something of an understatement.
She’s been a model, working the runway at not one but two of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Shows, the largest fundraisers in the country for Down syndrome. She filmed the empowering and hugely popular “Don’t Limit Me” video that has received widespread praise. She gave a keynote speech at last year’s National Down Syndrome Congress Convention. She’s an artist and businesswoman, selling hand-dyed, one-of-a-kind scarves and tote bags from her website, megology.com. She also represents Global as a tireless self-advocate for people with Down syndrome, prompting an invitation to the White House this past summer to First Lady Michelle Obama’s 2015 Beating the Odds Summit. But Megan insists that she’s a “very typical 22-year-old girl.”

Megan’s dream is to be a filmmaker and a producer.
Megan also dreams of being independent, living on her own, getting married, and having a baby. Although Megan and her mother Kris are nearly inseparable (Megan calls her mother her “Dream Maker”), Megan’s dream of becoming a parent symbolizes the type of issues that families of people with Down syndrome live with every day.

In the meantime, it looks like Megan will be keeping busy – A&E® just renewed Born This Way for a second season!

Check out Megan Bomgaars in the winter 2016 issue of Down Syndrome World™, available to Global Down Syndrome Foundation members. To become a member, go to downsyndromeworld.org.

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