Alabama mother of Down syndrome child inspired by YouTube video

NASHVILLE (BP) — “When I was really little, doctors told my mom that I would be special needs,” explains 14-year-old Savannah Grace, whose YouTube video has lots of people talking. “They said I would be autistic.” Jenifer Parris, mom to 1-year-old Neely who was born with Down syndrome, loved Savannah’s YouTube video with a twist of Katy Perry’s “Roar” and Sara Bareilles’s “Brave” (watch at Parris, of Jacksonville, was quick to share the video with all her Facebook friends. “I’ve learned so much about children with special needs since I had one of my own,” Jennifer Parris shared. “And with Down syndrome, it’s just an extra chromosome. It’s just that one difference between my daughter and anyone else.”

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