World Down's Syndrome Day

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21st March 2020

The Ups of Down's

Oliver Hellowell is a wildlife photographer with fans all over the world. He also has Down's Syndrome which means he has an extra chromosome in each of his cells. Chromosomes carry instructions for the way babies develop and grow, and most people have 46 in each cell. People with Down's Syndrome have 47 - an extra copy of chromosome 21 - which can cause learning disabilities. In this film, Oliver's mother Wendy describes what it was like to have a child with Down's Syndrome, and how Oliver - and his photographs - have changed her life for the better.

A film by Kim Roden.