Sarah Bradley is a five-year-old girl who has the ability to do anything she wants to do – and she wants everyone to know it!
The inspirational Donegal girl made a video to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st. With the help of her mum Emma, Sarah challenged all negative ideas about Down Syndrome and made an important point about children with different abilities.
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The dedicated Finn Harps fan loves to make videos and assert her independence, so the awareness day was the ideal time for her to share her message.
Mum Emma Bradley tells Donegal Daily: “We did the video as a little bit of fun – she always says ‘I can do everything’ she is very independent and she loves making videos of herself and watching them over and over again. So we decided together that we would do a video about all the things she can do. We made the video a few weeks ago and as it was World DS day I thought I would put it on Facebook.”
From Emma’s point of view, the video also shares an important message for parents of children with Down Syndrome.
Emma said: “When she was born, I wish I could have seen the future, known what she could do, how much fun and happiness she would bring our whole family.
“I hoped that someone with a young child with DS or someone who has just found out their child will have DS might see it and not be as worried about their child’s future.
“I’d also like to think some doctors or nurses might see it and give parents a DS diagnosis in a more positive way, it’s not the end of the world, having a baby with DS is every bit as special as having a child without any special needs.”
Sarah’s Facebook video has been shared far and wide and is making a big impact online since Tuesday, gaining 6,000 views so far. However, the Bradleys were too busy celebrating World Down Syndrome day to notice! Emma and Sarah spent their evening doing homework and having an Easter egg hunt and cake, which sounds like a very fun and special day indeed.
Thanks to Emma Bradley for sharing her video.