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Barrett whanau team up with UpsideDowns

Beauden, Jordie, and Scott Barrett are pretty well known in New Zealand and around the world for their amazing rugby skills, but did you know they are also proud big brothers to Zara, a 16 year old who has Down syndrome? Zara rocks her extra chromosome, and UpsideDowns were lucky enough to have met Zara and her brothers in Taranaki. Their remarkable whanau are supporting UpsideDowns in our mission to give a voice to every Kiwi kid with Down syndrome. Learn more in Paddy Gower’s Newshub article here: and watch the full video we made with the Barretts here:

In the words o f Bridget Sneddon, Director of Family Network NZ, “The outcomes of this campaign are outstanding and will have an enduring impact on the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families. Overnight the value of people with Down syndrome was raised a little more along with greater acceptance and awareness.”

UpsideDowns Education Trust