Vatican City, Oct 26, 2017 / 02:01 am
In her own words, Bridget Brown is "a self-advocate, an inclusion advocate, an actress… and a young woman with Down syndrome." She also loves her life and wants others to know that each and every person is precious.
"The world needs to know that I don't 'suffer' from Down syndrome," she wrote in a letter to Pope Francis. "I have a full and wonderful life, and I am filled with joy to be alive."
"I absolutely love my life."
Brown met Pope Francis Oct. 21 as part of a Vatican-sponsored conference dedicated to catechesis for those with intellectual disabilities.