The Examiner 02 Jan, 2021 20:00 am

Diane Mack Kirsten Carlson

Diane Mack Kirsten Carlson
Kirsten Carlson sets an example for others.

He helped to set the condition apart from mental disability by coining the first term used to describe those with Down syndrome Years ago, many individuals with Down’s syndrome were killed, abandoned or ostracized.Today, I know individuals with Down syndrome who are 65 and 70.But in spite of the rough beginning, there are extraordinary individuals with Down syndrome who push the rest of the non-Down syndrome world forward.When Kirstin’s family moved to Jackson County, Kirstin transferred to the Blue Springs Walmart.

Diane Mack is coordinator of Putting Families First, Jackson County's Family Week Foundation.In 1929, the life expectancy of a child with Down syndrome was 9 years.

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