Connie Rose Seabourne is a very special two-year-old girl from the UK. Connie was born two months prematurely to parents Julie and Peter. At two weeks old Connie was diagnosed with Downs Syndrome.
Julie says, “We have friends whose children have been diagnosed with Down’s syndrome and have had nothing but positive experiences of children with the diagnosis. It’s just another little baby who needs to be loved.”
Connie’s cheeky smile always drew comments that she should be a model so Julie contacted some modelling agencies and they agreed. Connie now has two contracts and is fast becoming a popluar kid’s model.
“I sent an email with a picture of Connie-Rose to a model agency to ask them if they were interested or whether I was just fooling myself,” her mother Julie said
“We got a response back straight away to say they were definitely interested”
“When I spoke to the agencies about her Down’s syndrome diagnosis, no one even batted an eyelid”
“She absolutely loved it. She follows direction very well and she has so much fun in front of the cameras”
“She’s had so many photographs of her taken by me that she’s just used to it”
“She’s already been given two contracts”
“As soon as it gets too much for her or she doesn’t like it, we’ll stop. The first sign that she’s not enjoying it, we’ll stop”
“I was assessed as being at higher risk of having a baby with Down’s Syndrome when I was pregnant and could have had the diagnostic test to find out but I didn’t want it because it just wasn’t an issue”
“We have friends whose children have been diagnosed with Down’s syndrome and have had nothing but positive experiences of children with the diagnosis”
“There’s so much support out there – it isn’t a problem. It’s just another little baby who needs to be loved”
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