Southfield (CW50) – On this week’s STREET BEAT, Lisa Germani helps to spread awareness for Down Syndrome that affects 1 in every 700 babies nationwide. First, she sits with Dr. Susan Youngs, Medical Director of Pediatrics at Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn to learn what Down Syndrome is and how they help early on.

Dr. Susan Youngs, from Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn, with Street Beat Host Lisa Germani (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CW50)

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Then, we talk to Paulette Duggins, Executive Director of the Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan to hear about their 20 year history of assisting the Down Syndrome community.

Paulette Duggins, Executive Director of the Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CW50)

Next, Coleen and Ryan DuPuis give us insight on living with Down Syndrome.

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Coleen and Ryan DuPuis (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CW50)

And lastly, we hear from Kim Gilmore and her daughter as they tell us all about the 2019 Step up for Down Syndrome Fun Day and Buddy walk.

Kimberly and Sophie Gilmore, with the DSGSEMI Buddy Walk, with Street Beta Host Lisa Germani (Credit: Logan Tesmer/CW50)

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