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After Losing Her Sister 4 Years Ago, Artist Decided To Do This Photoshoot

Published 4 years ago

Julie Wilson lost her sister Dina 4 years ago. In her memory, she organized a photoshoot of children that have Down syndrome just her late sister. Wilson writes that Dina was the best thing that have happened to her family. Dina showed everyone what true unconditional love is.

“Ever since I started doing photography, I’ve always had the desire to photograph kids with Down Syndrome,” Wilson wrote on Bored Panda. “I chose to do this photo shoot not only for my own pleasure but to help raise awareness about Down Syndrome. I wanted to be able to turn my photographs into art that would capture the true beauty of those with Down Syndrome. Nothing brings me more joy then being around those who have Down Syndrome. Everything about them makes me smile.”

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“I am one of those people who have been greatly blessed by growing up with a sister who had Down Syndrome”

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“My sister Dina was our family’s greatest joy and biggest blessing”

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“Dina passed away 4 years ago due to congestive heart failure which is often common in those with Down Syndrome”

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“She was the best thing that could have ever happened to our family”

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“She taught us what true unconditional love is and how to go through life without worries”

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“Ever since I started doing photography, I’ve always had the desire to photograph kids with Down Syndrome”

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“Nothing brings me more joy then being around those who have Down Syndrome. Everything about them makes me smile”

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“I hoped that my photos would be shared and that people would see how blessed these families are”

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“I chose to do this photo shoot not only for my own pleasure but to help raise awareness about Down Syndrome”

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“I found out that abortion rate of those who find out that their child may have Down Syndrome is at 92%”

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“That being said, if I can help lower that abortion rate just by sharing my photos, then I succeeded”

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“I want to change minds”

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“I want people to see these children and know that if they are having a baby who has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome, they will be blessed beyond words”

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Martynas Klimas

Writes like a mad dervish, rolls to dodge responsibility, might have bitten the Moon once.

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