Ambassadors

Mateo

Mateo Born on July 1, 2016, Mateo Noah Filiciello has been impacting lives and bringing joy to everyone since he came into the world. Overcoming several health-related surgeries before turning 1 years old, Mateo has maintained a joy and passion for life that never goes unnoticed. He is truly a heavenly angel in our midst. …

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Jax

Jax Jax is nearly four years old and will soon be starting mainstream school. We had a prenatal diagnosis by amnio at 17 weeks. We endured a lot of outdated views from medical professionals and now advocate to change these perceptions. Jax talks but is also very good at British makaton sign language. He is …

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Ethan

Ethan Ethan is a super cute six-year-old little boy commonly known as “Super Ethan”. Born 8 weeks early with Down Syndrome, two holes in his heart and fluid in his chest, Ethan overcame many obstacles to earn his Superhero status! Not only did he endure a 5 month hospital stay, open heart surgery at 4 …

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Arianna

Arianna Arianna is five years old and we are so excited that she was chosen to be a 2020 ambassador for Nothing Down! Arianna was diagnosed prenatally with Down syndrome and her birth mom chose to put her up for adoption because the diagnosis scared her. Our family was registered with the National Down Syndrome …

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Tynleigh

Tynleigh Tynleigh Grace came into this world with the determination to BEAT the expectations others had predetermined for her. Although we, her parents, were told that there was a higher than normal risk, Tynleigh’s diagnosis was not fully confirmed until post-birth. Overall she has been in great health, only having to take one pill a …

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Ruby

Ruby Hi, I’m Ruby! I am Nothing Down’s youngest and only Canadian ambassador for 2020. I have been full of surprises since day one! I had a birth diagnosis, and made my debut seven weeks early. I just couldn’t wait to get here! I spent 10 days in the hospital for monitoring and hold the …

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Palyn

Palyn Meet our two-year-old Palyn. We had an unofficial prenatal diagnosis at 11 weeks through a blood test. We were given the chance to have further testing to confirm the diagnosis, but opted not to. Nothing would change the fact that we would be having a beautiful, little girl. On January 18th, 2018 our lives …

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Melissa Denise

Melissa Denise This is Melissa Denise. She is 30 years old and is a bright light. She is a sweet, smart and sassy diva who is fiercely independent. Melissa loves swimming, singing, dancing with Straight Up Abilities and her amazing teacher, Robin Olive. She bowls with the Special Olympics and proudly displays her gold medals …

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Jocelyn

Jocelyn Meet Jocelyn Denise who was born March 19, 2017 representing the Wild and Wonderful state of West Virginia from the city of Martinsburg. Jocelyn, in her short three years, has been in the hospital on four occasions and has had three surgeries. Despite it all, she has not skipped a beat. She is a …

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Hayden

Hayden Hayden is a kind, brave, smart, strong, and funny six-year-old kindergartener who is always up for a fist bump or a high five. He adds incredible joy, adventure, and love to the lives of his family and friends. His favorite things include: climbing, jumping, exploring, swinging, dancing, listening to music, and being awesome. Hayden …

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