The leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome.

National Down Syndrome Society
8 E 41st Street, 8th Floor
New York New York 10017
[email protected] 

Lucy the Wonder Girl
Lucy the Wonder Girl

I know a girl who is four years old and she was born with Down syndrome. Last year this little girl was diagnosed with leukemia. She has the attutide that she is "tough." Next month she has to go in for more chemo. This little girl is my cousin named Lucy. I am writting this because I think she is one of a kind and she is a brave little girl. Everyone in her life has been helping her along the way. We have faith that she will overcome this and be an inspiration to others.

Vote for your favorite story! Each month, the two stories with the most votes will be featured in the NDSS E-Newsletter.*


Your email address will be used for voter tracking only, and will not be used for future NDSS emails.
Click here to become a fan on Facebook.
Click here to follow us on Twitter.

*Votes will be reset at the end of each month.

Full Name
Comments (1,000 character limit)

Sherita Flynn, United States, IL
1/11/2013 11:45:49 AM
I feel it is hard enough for children to overcome but putting leukemia and harsh chemo therapy treatments on top is overwhelming for a 4 years old child and her family. Lucy is a true over comer and it blesses me to see a child raise up her arms through it all and say I am tough. I do believe she will have a story to tell and be a blessing to others that may be experiencing the same thing. Lucy you are so sweet and God bless you and your strength. I pray God will heal you totally.

  • Buddy Walk
  • NDSS Yourway
  • NDSS DS-Ambassadors