Up with Downs

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...
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...
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...
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 her...
Over the weekend, another running back scored his first touchdown of the season, actually his first two touchdowns. Clarence Kennedy, an 18-year-old senior at Bay High with Down syndrome, suited up for a different team on Saturday, proving to be...

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