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Jacob Vader, of Escanaba, Michigan is the son of Len and Cindy Vader. He also has Down Syndrome and is one of the 200 faces that the cross worlds of the world is promoting. He is the happy poster child for the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) annual Times Square Video Presentation. NDSS, mission is to promote the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
Jacob, was selected from over 1,000 entries of people with Down Syndrome. More than 200 photographs will appear in the video, which will be shown on the News Corporation Sony Screen, located in the heart of Times Square.
The Times Square video kicks off Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and is followed by the 18th Annual New York City Buddy Walk in Central Park.
This year, Buddy Walk events are held in more than 250 cities across the country, as well as select international locations, in and around October. For more information about the NDSS Buddy Walk Program, visit www.buddywalk.org or call 800-221-4602.