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Monday, January 20, 2014
Video: A dad's journey with a son who has Down syndrome
"And then, little by little, the Down syndrome disappeared and Luca appeared." That's Pablo Poncini talking about his son, Luca, 13. They live in Argentina. The 1000 Miles of Luca, a video about a road trip the pair took through the glorious Patagonia mountains, is getting good attention online.
An advertising executive, Poncini was approached to do a campaign on including kids with special needs. He chose to make it personal, sharing that he fainted when he learned his newborn had Down syndrome. In the 9-minute video, he and Luca look like any father and son enjoying time alone. The two send an awesome message: Kids with DS may seem different but to their parents, they are like any child.
Bet you can relate.
Screen grab: The 1000 Miles of Luca video
Posted by Ellen Seidman at 6:40 AM