At 2½ years old, Audrey loves splashing in water, petting her cat, watching Sesame Street and eating goldfish crackers.
When Brody was born, his parents were shocked to learn he had Down syndrome. Today, they’ve learned to embrace the unexpected with their 12-year-old son.
For 15-year-old Eve, every day is a new adventure and she can’t wait to see what’s next: fashion, sports or travel.
Grace is a happy, friendly 2-year-old who loves to wave and smile at strangers. She also loves music, balls and her baby dolls.
For 4-year-old Gregory, the CHOP Buddy Walk® is like his special holiday, when he sees all his favorite people and enjoys his favorite activities.
Kendall, 2, is thriving with Down syndrome and serves as an inspiration for new parents learning to embrace their child’s diagnosis.
At 11 years old, Neva is confident and full of joy. The trailblazing preteen is ready for anything with the support of her close-knit family.
First grade was a turning point for 7-year-old Aadi — and the start of new milestones in his development.
Breakthroughs happen every day for 1-year-old Aidan and his family can’t wait to see what he discovers next.
Not much can contain the whirlwind known as Emilio. At 6½ years old, he’s the de-facto mayor at his school: Everyone knows his name.
26-year-old Eric loves swimming, playing basketball and working in the store he owns with his mom.
At 21-months-old, Hazel is a bright, happy baby who loves to smile, wave and meet new people.
A devoted sports fan, 15-year-old Lily will lead a team of her own this fall at the CHOP Buddy Walk®.
A hobby in photography has grown into a small business for 22-year-old Nate, who hopes to one day get an apartment of his own.
The future is bright for 18-month-old Regan. She loves her baby doll, her dog Walter, and making people laugh.
Rosie, 10, was born to be a star. With the support of her family and friends, she’s making a name for herself at school and in the community.
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A keen negotiator with a kind heart, 10-year-old Ava lives her life with vigor as she enjoys her favorite things.
As a high-energy 4-year-old, Celia is conquering the world one obstacle at a time.
With a magnetic personality, 6-year-old Evan makes friends easily and loves school.
With her kind soul and gentle spirit, 9-year-old Giulianna wants to change the world.
Kara, 12, was the first student with Down syndrome to be “mainstreamed” in Upper Darby School District.
Since starting high school, 18-year-old Kate has flourished academically and socially.
Michael, 20, is friendly and outgoing – and has a very bright future.
After a slow start, 5-year-old Porter is on his way to his next adventure.
No matter the obstacle, 24-year-old Stephanie is ready to meet the challenge.
Steven, 19, is determined to make his dream of college come true.
Teddy’s enthusiasm is infectious – whether he’s doing a school project, playing piano or just making people smile.