Wins for Kansas: Down Syndrome Society of Wichita

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

The CDC estimates about 6,000 babies with down syndrome are born in the U.S. each year. Those children and their parents will face a number of challenges. In this week's "Wins for Kansas," KAKE's Jim grimes recognizes the Down Syndrome Society of Wichita.

The nonprofit's mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and their families by providing them with support and resources and by raising public awareness about Down syndrome. 

Executive Director, Natalie Rolfe says, "Individuals with down syndrome bring so much joy and so much light to our community."

She says people often think Down syndrome is some type of disease but its actually a random chromosomal condition.

Rolfe says, "One of our number one focuses is to spread awareness and education about Down syndrome."

To help in their efforts, KAKE-TV and our "Wins for Kansas" partners, DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers, honored the group with a $500 dollar donation.