Mom’s viral video highlights importance of representation

Lindsay Filcik talks about how her daughter's Down syndrome has been inspiring people across the country.
2:37 | 01/08/21

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We're back now with a mom and how her example of how representation matters when it comes to our children. Take a look. I'm here with a special guest, this is my daughter ivy. Since having ivy, she's really opened my eyes to what the world is like for people with disabilities and that there is just a huge need in our world for inclusion and making sure that people with disabilities are an important part of our society. We have made it a priority to make sure that ivy feels represented through the toys that we have. This is her doll that has down syndrome. When I gave her the doll, her eyes L lit up and she grabbed it and hugged it so tightly. I just thought it was so important for the world to see. I'm on Instagram and do I moo best to show the beauty and joys that having a child with down syndrome bring and also share all the ups and downs of our life. So it showed me that this is important for all families who want their kids to see themselves. When they never see toys or books or kids on TV, that look like them, they are receiving the sub him mal message that they are not worthy of being represented. It is so important to us for ivy to be able to see herself and also for her siblings to see representations of people like eye have I. Sifry ivy can brighten anybody's day with her smile. She loves playing with her brother and sister. She loves to laugh with her dad and snuggle with mom. Ivy is just the best. Thank you, ivy. She just brightened our day. I hope she did your too. And she delivered. Up next, when we come back, a Q and a with Dr. Jen Ashton.

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