Down syndrome

Meet Makayla, a defiant and brave 9 year old with “a touch of Down syndrome” who inspires her family

This Irish Times feature piece is a very touching story that puts a lot of our day-to-day grumblings into perspective. Rebecca, the 18-year-old sister and writer, is very eloquent in describing her sister’s spirit. It’s Makayla ‘get back up again’ spirit, while having Down syndrome, that moves me the most. She knows she is a little different (and what of it) but believes why should that stop her. Thanks to the Bradley family for letting us into their world with great honesty.


Makayla and Rebecca Bradley