As science continually progresses, there are studies that are providing the answers to people’s questions about some issues in the world. A lot of concerns involve health and medication.

For example, in the case of Down syndrome. There is still no cure for the condition, and there may never be. There will always be factors that would contribute to the condition (especially a mother’s age when she gets pregnant at a later time), and there will be unexpected causes for it. But while the causes remain vague, there are breakthroughs that are being discovered every day for children and adult that has Down syndrome.

The condition has come a long way from being taboo to being an open topic for everyone to learn. People with Down syndrome are not as much treated as outcasts compared to years ago. The termination of fetuses with Down syndrome also has declined. And with the society more welcoming of people with Down syndrome, the world is their oyster.

Many people born with Down syndrome have proven that the condition does not stop them from achieving anything they wish to achieve in life. At first there was a belief that it may take them longer than normal individuals to excel at some stuff, but the have proven this to be untrue as well.

From being called “Mongoloids” (the term referred by John Langdon Down, for whom the condition was named after, as they looked like people from Mongolia), they have become part of the society that it is not unusual when a person with Down syndrome graduates high school the same time with their peers. Or that they have proceeded on to college and got jobs. Some have gone on to conquer the fields of politics, education, business, entertainment.

While there are also those who have fulfilled even greater achievements—to have loved, gotten married, and even raised a family. When the world was quite sure that people with Down syndrome (especially the males) are less likely to produce a child, there are stories that prove otherwise. For example, the story of the Syrian doctor whose father has Down syndrome.

There still may not be a cure for the condition, but maybe there is no need for one. Jad and Sader Issa can prove that kindness, acceptance, and love can overcome any disability.

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