'Grey's Anatomy' star Caterina Scorsone shares adorable pics of one-year-old daughter for Down syndrome awareness
Caterina Scorsone has always been an advocate for children with Down Syndrome and took to social media to draw attention to the condition's awareness month
'Grey's Anatomy' star Caterina Scorsone has shown her support for Down Syndrome Awareness Month and shared adorable pictures of her daughter Paloma Michaela.
Caterina's daughter Paloma was born with the chromosomal condition. In the post she uploaded, Caterina spoke about the importance of language while appreciating her baby girl's "beautiful" differences. "October is Down syndrome awareness month. Here’s a little info. 1 in 700 babies is born with Down syndrome. Language is important. Parents don’t have a 1 in 700 ‘RISK’ of having a baby with Down syndrome," she wrote.
"Parents have a 1 in 700 CHANCE of having a baby with Down syndrome. Just like they have a 50 percent CHANCE of having a girl a 50 percent CHANCE of having a boy. (With some beautiful variations in there as well)," she added. Caterina concluded her post by writing, "Differences are beautiful. Language changes how people think. Words are important," before adding many hashtags such as #nothingdownaboutit.
The two pictures that Scorsone uploaded are of Paloma only, though one picture features Paloma and her six-year-old older sister Eliza as they stared lovingly at each other. In the sweet snap, Eliza is seen holding onto Paloma's sippy cup as she takes a drink from it. Caterina has always shown her support and advocated for people with 'Down syndrome'.
Earlier on this year, brands such as American Girl, Gerber, and Anthropology decided to include and incorporate children with Down Syndrome into their promotions for their doll, food, and clothing lines respectively. Caterina took to social media to commend them by featuring their ads on her Instagram. Caterina also supported 'Tea Collection' when they featured a little girl with Down syndrome in their back-to-school catalog. In addition to this, she also called for more public research funding.