For many people, down syndrome seems like one of those disabilities that can make dating, relationships, and even marriage impossible. For some however, the condition is nothing more than a diagnosis from the doctor that is not a factor to be considered in making life-time choices.
In Africa, many people with this syndrome have little or no chance of getting married unlike most of their counterparts in the western world because it is believed that they are incapable of managing a home.
The pictures below reportedly got married to his girlfriend of many years, who was born with down syndrome.
Photos of the beautiful couple has been going round on the Internet and they look so good together! This confirms the saying that love knows no bounds and it can be found in the strangest places! May God bless their union.
In case you do not know what down syndrome is; It is a set of physical and mental traits caused by a gene problem that happens before birth. Children who have Down syndrome tend to have certain features, such as slanting eyes, small mouth, short neck and short arms and legs.
They also have low muscle tone, loose joints and some degree of intellectual disability. This varies from person to person. But in most cases it is mild to moderate.
It is a lifelong condition. But with care and support, children who have Down syndrome can grow up to have healthy, happy, productive lives.
The condition is caused by a problem with a baby’s chromosomes. Normally, a person has 46 chromosomes. But most people with Down syndrome have 47 chromosomes. In rare cases, other chromosome problems cause Down syndrome. Having extra or abnormal chromosomes changes the way the brain and body develop.