Born This Way

Mondays 9pm

Being a person with Down's syndrome makes me proud

Kate Powell is editor of Down 2 Earth, a magazine for and by people with Down's syndrome.

“Being a person with Down's syndrome makes me proud," Kate says. "I am a person to make a difference to a lot of people. That's me. We may find things difficult, everybody does. We should tell people about Down's syndrome – the more people, the better.

"Being a person with Down's syndrome I can do anything in life. We may need help (to do the things we want to do in life)…It is good to see people with Down's syndrome achieving their dreams. That's my dream.”

Kate works with The Down's Syndrome Association (DSA), which provides information, support and advice to people with Down's syndrome, their families and carers, at every stage of life. The DSA helps people with Down's syndrome to live full and rewarding lives.

The Down's Syndrome Association can be found here.