Helping young people reach their goals.
Hello, I'm Caroline White
I'm mum of Seb, aged 4, who has Down’s syndrome. I live in Bath with my husband Simon, Seb, and his brother Dominic, who is 2 years old.
When Seb was born I was shocked to the core. Day by day the hurt began to lift as I fell in love with my boy and realised he was a person first and foremost and not just a syndrome. I want to give everyone a little window into our lives and help promote the understanding that there is nothing tragic about it and that 'different' isn't any less wonderful or even that 'different'. I'm passionate about raising awareness, particularly with new parents who are possibly finding the diagnosis difficult.
In Christmas 2012, after a plea from me on Facebook, my son Seb was invited to do a magazine shoot for UK High Street retailer M&S. His charm and charisma then earned him a place in the M&S Christmas TV ad. I also write a Facebook page Down's Syndrome - Raising Awareness and Shifting Attitudes which aims to raise further awareness by offering a light hearted account of our lives together.
I'm delighted and honoured to be working with Mencap to help continue to raise awareness of the condition and change perceptions and attitudes towards learning disability.