31 for 21: L is for Life Expectancy

1929 – Life expectancy of someone who is “mongoloid” is only 9 years.

1946 – Life expectancy of someone who is “mongoloid” is only 12 years.

1983 – Life expectancy of a person with Down syndrome is 25 years.

1997 – Life expectancy of a person with Down syndrome is 49 years.

2006 through 2015 – Life expectancy of a person with Down syndrome is 60 years.

Dates from Down Syndrome Research and Medical Care

In 60 years, Hannah will have a lifetime of experiences…

Slumber parties

Girl Scouts

Getting braces

Family vacations

Pep rallies

Prom

High school graduation

College

Paychecks

Nieces and Nephews

Marriage

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