Those of you looking for a little dose of feel good are in for a treat: this year the New York Fashion Week welcomed Madeline Stuart, an 18 year-old model from Australia. The feel good part of this story? Madeline is only the second model with Down Syndrome to appear at the New York Fashion Week.
This year’s New York Fashion Week marked Madeline Stuart’s second time modeling in a fashion week, a lifelong dream for the young woman. She found the courage within herself to reach for her goal after losing 44 pounds.
Madeline and her mother/manager hope that Madeline can act as an inspiration for others with Down Syndrome, showing them that they can achieve their dreams, the same as anyone else.