Down Syndrome ambassador Sheri Brynard and her mother Suzette Brynard have devoted their lives to spreading hope and challenging perceptions about disability.
The pair have released a book about their journey together.
This is the first time a person with Down Syndrome has written a manuscript about their experiences.
The book, titled “Sheri: Just the way I am”, is the story of Sheri’s extraordinary life and her mother's unwavering support along the way.
Sheri is an international public speaker who has represented the Down Syndrome community all over the world, speaking at international conferences and even at the United Nations.
She is also the only qualified person with Down Syndrome with a tertiary teachers diploma in the world.
She has been declared woman of the year here at home in SA, has won The President’s Award, among many other achievements.
Take a listen to the pair share their inspiring journey:
Sheri’s younger sister was my son’s speech therapist last year - he’s 3 and has DS. Learnt so much about and from this amazing family. Gave me a lot of hope and motivation to help my son be his best.— Erin Drayton (@erin_drayton) October 13, 2017