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CNN How hospitals make tough ethical calls about which lives to save during a pandemic

May 13, 2020

Frank Stephens has traveled around the world, held multiple jobs and even received a standing ovation from US Congressional representatives after testifying on Capitol Hill.

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Fox News Hyper Immune System May Be Key to Down Syndrome Symptoms

May 19, 2020

The genetic mutation that causes Down syndrome increases the risk of intellectual disabilities, and an early death from autoimmune diseases and pneumonia.

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Fox News Coronavirus discoveries can come along faster with adaptive clinical trials

May 18, 2020

As the medical profession scrambles to treat patients sick and dying from COVID-19, improvisation has become one of its most improbable — and important — tools. Could the same strategy be applied to coronavirus research, to suss out the best treatments for infected patients at a quicker pace?

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Fox News Disability advocates file federal complaint against some states

April 18, 2020

Disability advocates file a federal complaint against some states over rationing treatment, Alicia Acuna reports.

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Fox News Meet Michelle Sie Whitten of Global Down Syndrome Foundation

May 12, 2020

Today we’d like to introduce you to Michelle Sie Whitten.

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Fox News A united front for high-risk individuals

May 10, 2020

Coronavirus has a special impact on individuals with Down syndrome, so organizations dedicating to improving the lives of those with the genetic condition are working to help them decide the best way to operate right now.

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Fox News HUMAN INTEREST ‘Dear Mom’: Powerful Hallmark Mother’s Day ad features girl with Down syndrome

May 10, 2020

A new Mother’s Day advertisement from Hallmark focuses on a mother raising a daughter who has Down syndrome — and their normal life.

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Global Down Syndrome Foundation, National Down Syndrome Congress, & International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association Expand Collaborations

May 7, 2020

Today, Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL), the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC), and the International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association (IMDSA) have announced that they will expand existing collaborations aimed at consolidating and creating Down syndrome resources across the lifespan for families.

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Global Down Syndrome Foundation, National Down Syndrome Congress, & International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association Expand Collaborations

May 7, 2020

Today, Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL), the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC), and the International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association (IMDSA) have announced that they will expand existing collaborations aimed at consolidating and creating Down syndrome resources across the lifespan for families.

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Global Down Syndrome Foundation, National Down Syndrome Congress, & International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association Expand Collaborations

May 7, 2020

Today, Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL), the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC), and the International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association (IMDSA) have announced that they will expand existing collaborations aimed at consolidating and creating Down syndrome resources across the lifespan for families.

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Why People With Down Syndrome May Be At Risk for Severe COVID-19

May 6, 2020

People with Down syndrome may be more susceptible to developing some of the most serious consequence of COVID-19, including the so-called cytokine storms that can lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome, cardiac damage, and multiorgan failure, according to a monograph published in Cell Reports Medicine, a new journal published by publisher that publishes Cell.

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Fox News Síndrome de Down e COVID-19 – Perguntas e respostas

April 27, 2020

Veja algumas perguntas e respostas do Grupo de Interesse Médico sobre Síndrome de Down dos EUA a dúvidas frequentes de pessoas com síndrome de Down, suas mães pais e quem presta apoio.

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Fox News A caretaker’s dilemma

April 25, 2020

Cousin vowed to care for man with Down syndrome, but what happens as both get old?

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Fox News Global Down Syndrome Fashion Show Virtual Auditions Registration Open Now!

April 23, 2020

The Be Yourself Fashion Show on May 27 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm is the world’s largest fundraiser benefitting people with Down syndrome by supporting life-changing and life-saving research and medical care.

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Fox News People with Down Syndrome at higher risk from COVID-19, leading to more disruption to life

April 22, 2020

According to the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, many people with Down Syndrome are considered high risk for complications related to COVID-19.

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Crise sanitaire : trisomie 21 et Covid-19

April 21, 2020

Un document de la Gobal Down Syndrome Foundation répond aux questions spécifiques concernant les personnes avec trisomie et le COVID-19. Certaines doivent être considérées comme vulnérables.

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Denver Post Concerns growing over medical care discrimination

April 18, 2020

Concerns growing over medical care discrimination amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Alicia Acuna reports.

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Denver Post Questions answered about COVID-19 and individuals with Down syndrome

April 14, 2020

Many caregivers of people with Down syndrome have plenty of questions about COVID-19 and how it will affect those individuals.

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Denver Post In The Face Of Ethical Aberrations In Several States Colorado Stands Strong Against Discrimination In COVID-19 Care

April 9, 2020

The Governor’s Expert Emergency Epidemic Response Committee developed Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) after collaboration with experts and communities. Governor Polis has authorized the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to enact the standards when or if necessary.

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Denver Post In The Face Of Ethical Aberrations In Several States Colorado Stands Strong Against Discrimination In COVID-19 Care

April 9, 2020

The Governor’s Expert Emergency Epidemic Response Committee developed Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) after collaboration with experts and communities. Governor Polis has authorized the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to enact the standards when or if necessary.

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Denver Post National Down Syndrome Organizations Combine Efforts To Publish Q&A On COVID-19 And Down Syndrome

March 27, 2020

Today, an important Q&A on COVID-19 and Down syndrome was published by a consortium of national Down syndrome organizations: the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group-USA (DSMIG-USA), Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global), LuMind IDSC Foundation (LuMind IDSC), National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC), National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), and National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices (NTG).

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Denver Post 3 Advocates to Celebrate on World Down Syndrome Day

March 21, 2020

Karen Gaffney has achieved a huge number of firsts through her passion for swimming and her advocacy for people with Down Syndrome.

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Denver Post Shia LaBeouf is not an ‘American Honey’ (and he’s okay with it)

March 21, 2020

On March 17th, 2020 Netflix added to its library an interesting: American Honey, and independent movie produced by A24.

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Denver Post New Down Syndrome Study Goes Beyond Skin Deep

March 19, 2020

Researchers hope drug trial turns corner in genetic disease

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Denver Post How My Pregnancy Exposed The Silent Genocide Of Babies With Down Syndrome

March 18, 2020

It has never been a better time to be a person with Down syndrome, unless he is still in the womb.

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Denver Post Michelle Sie Whitten Speaks Out on COVID-19

March 13, 2020

World Down Syndrome Day is Saturday March 21st. For more information head to GlobalDownSyndrome.org You can also text “Global” to 40469 to sign a petition that will help ensure a bright and healthy future for people with Down Syndrome.

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Denver Post Update on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) from the Global Down Syndrome Foundation

March 12, 2020

Some things to consider if you have Down syndrome or a loved one with Down syndrome

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Denver Post Update on the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) from the Global Down Syndrome Foundation

March 12, 2020

Global and our affiliates have received numerous inquiries about whether or not people with Down syndrome are more at risk than typical people when it comes to exposure to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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Denver Post Woman With Down Syndrome Surpasses Expectations and Celebrates 72nd Birthday

March 11, 2020

For any family, celebrating an elderly loved one’s birthday is a time to cherish a long life lived and wish for health and many more years to come. That celebration was made all the more special for Gerry Hall, a Kentucky woman who has Down syndrome.

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Denver Post Their Voice: Down syndrome community achieves great things

March 8, 2020

I didn’t see the movie “The Peanut Butter Falcon” until two weeks ago. The movie starred Zack Gottsagen, a 34-year-old actor who has Down syndrome. I had heard of it before and remember also hearing that Zack was the first person with Down syndrome to present at the Academy Awards this year.

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Denver Post Remarkable Women Finalist: Michelle Sie Whitten

March 6, 2020

Michelle Sie Whitten is a finalist for our Remarkable Women Award. Michelle is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. Global is dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down Syndrome through research, medical care, education and advocacy.

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Denver Post Michelle Sie Whitten & Global Down Syndrome Foundation

March 3, 2020

Michelle Sie Whitten runs an international non-profit organization and she does it with an incredible amount of passion, knowledge, and skill.

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Denver Post Global Down Syndrome Foundation Announces Eight Grant Winners At The National DS Affiliates In Action Conference

February 28, 2020

Today, Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global) announced eight new Global Self-Advocate Employment Initiative Grant winners at the national Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action (DSAIA) Annual Leadership Conference.

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Global Announces 8 New Global Employment Grant Winners

February 28, 2020

Today, Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global) announced eight new Global Self-Advocate Employment Initiative Grant winners at the national Down Syndrome Affiliates in Action (DSAIA) Annual Leadership Conference.

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