Down Syndrome

"Bailee One 'Down' Right Special Girl"

Ocean Springs author Joy  Gough launched her book 'Bailee One ‘down’ right special girl' just in time to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month. The book is about Bailee Edwards, who…

Governor signs 'Hudson's Law' on Down syndrome into law

A bill named after a Coast boy with Down syndrome has become law after Gov. Tate Reeves signed it today. Hudson's Law, also known as the Down Syndrome Information Act, will require doctors to provide the most accurate and up-to-date…

South Mississippi toddler is the face behind a proposed law

A toddler in Ocean Springs is the face behind a movement, proposed legislation called ‘Hudson’s Law,’ Senate Bill 2746 and House Bill 1004, being considered by the state legislature. Hudson’s Law is all about how it can…

Up with Downs: Transitioning to Adulthood

October is ‘Down Syndrome Awareness Month.’ All month long, News 25 has been shining a spotlight on those in the community. News 25’s Kristen Anzuini spoke with one family today about the transition to adulthood. The transition to adulthood from…

Up with Downs: Facing Adversity

October is ‘Down Syndrome Awareness Month,’ so all month long we are shining a light on Down syndrome with our series ‘Up with Downs.’ A person with Down syndrome not only faces medical challenges in their lives, but legal ones…

Local boy bringing national spotlight to Down Syndrome

We first introduced you to Mika and Hudson Hartman back in August, the mother and son who have overcome many obstacles to get where they are now. It was the trip and experience of a lifetime in the Big Apple…

Mika and Hudson’s Journey

It is said that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel and for one Ocean Springs family, they’ve reached that light. Over the past 18 months, Mika Hartman has experienced heart failure and the birth of…

Down Syndrome awareness in Poplarville

It’s a cause close to her heart and she’s raising awareness year round. Brandi Berkhimer’s son, Ashton, was diagnosed with Down Syndrome at birth and he was the inspiration for her writing the book “My Little Sunshine Face.” Berkhimer shared…