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BornThisWay

Born This Way

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Steven

Working as a dishwasher at Angel Stadium in Anaheim and in customer service at a local grocery store, Steven is a huge movie buff and knows the title and year of each Oscar winning film. Steven is perceptive and insightful, often the thoughtful voice of the group who can articulate exactly what everyone needs to hear.

Unique in the group, Steven has a rare form of Down syndrome known as Mosaic Down syndrome, meaning not every cell in his body carries the extra 21st chromosome. As such, he doesn’t have all of the same characteristics of a typical person with DS.

Growing up, Steven often felt like he was somewhere “in the middle” and strives to fit in.