Karen Bowersox was inspired by her granddaughter, Maggie, to create a clothing line that fits the unique body shape of a person with Down syndrome. She joins us to talk about her fashion line Downs Designs: Special Clothes for Special People.
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How are Down Syndrome bodies different?
Body shape and size (According to Web MD):
Short stature (height). A child often grows slowly and is shorter than average as an adult.
Weak muscles (hypotonia) throughout the body. Weak belly muscles also make the stomach stick out.
A short, wide neck. The neck may have excess fat and skin.
Short, stocky arms and legs. Some children also have a wide space between the big toe and second toe.