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Hunger Games star releases powerful video on World Down Syndrome Day


Madison Tevlin stars in video shared by Hunger Games star for World Down Syndrome Day

The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes star Sofia Sanchez has shared a powerful message ahead of World Down Syndrome Day.

Posting a campaign from CoorDown on social media, the Ukrainian-American actor and model urged followers to “end the stereotypes” because “your assumptions become reality”.

“You assume that I cannot live on my own, so you don’t encourage me to live on my own... so I don’t live on my own,” Canadian actor Madison Tevlin, who stars in the video, says in a message to parents.

Similar statements are made to teachers, coaches and bartenders before all of those stereotypes are smashed in the video.

“Assume that I can do that job, that I can go to parties, that I can be on stage. Assume that I can, so maybe I will.”

World Down Syndrome Day is marked each year on 21 March.

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