The mother of a boy with Down syndrome offers a ray of hope for other parents through her discipline and determination to help her son.

“We’re running a marathon. We need to keep our breath steady and never give up halfway,” said Gun Bilgin, head of Down Syndrome Association Turkey, who has dedicated her life to raising public awareness of Down syndrome.

“Families must be conscious, disciplined, and show great interest in their children,” Bilgin told Anadolu Agency in an interview marking World Down Syndrome Day.

“We urge families [of children with Down syndrome] to do early intervention when

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