People with Down Syndrome struggle every day with all sorts of things, including people’s low expectations for them. This video opens with some quotes about Down Syndrome, specifically addressing the fact that most people with Down Syndrome cannot sing and that they need to use significantly more vocal energy than most people just to speak, let alone sing. Madison, the performer in this video, gives an emotional vocal performance that manages to defy all expectations of people with Down Syndrome.
More impressively, Madison had a sinus infection at the time. She has had a significant amount of vocal training to expand her range, since people with Down Syndrome typically have very low-pitched voices. She manages to inject a lot of energy and passion into the performance. Many people who watch this video will find that their opinions about people with Down Syndrome will be challenged. Plenty of individuals on Facebook would find this video inspiring.