TJ Maxx recently released an advertisement featuring Lily, a 6th grader with Down syndrome, that celebrates the lives of people with disabilities.
Live Action News first reported how the commercial highlights the beauty of life and shows how Lily’s uniqueness contributes to her strength. Her happiness, intelligence and kindness show the possibilities for a child with Down syndrome.
TJ Maxx said that Lily inspires them. The clothing company also featured her in its Facebook cover photo.
Lily eloquently explains, “I feel pretty resilient, because I always stand up for myself.” She later says, “[Having Down syndrome] makes me unique, brave, and beautiful.”
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Lily’s mother, Natalie, is extremely supportive and proud of her daughter. She asks that people don’t feel sorry for Lily or her family.
“Our life has been so blessed because we have Lily in it,” Natalie says.
Unfortunately, abortion is used to discriminate against children with Down syndrome and other disabilities. Abortion advocates in North Dakota and Indiana, including abortion provider Planned Parenthood, are even combating laws that would ban this blatant discrimination against unborn babies with disabilities.
Expecting parents are often given misleading and outdated information regarding their unborn child’s disability. Because so many physicians dissuade parents, studies estimate that up to 90% of unborn children diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted. This is despite modern technological advancements that allow people with disabilities to live longer, fuller lives.
Stories such as Lily’s shine through these negative misperceptions and show the beauty and joy within every life, especially those with Down syndrome.