She did it! A French woman with Down’s Syndrome has achieved her dream of becoming a weather presenter. Mélanie Ségard, 21, has been offered the chance to present the weather on national channel France 2 after challenging French broadcasters to take her on if she gained 100,000 likes on her page, ‘Mélanie peut le faire‘, or ‘Mélanie can do it’, France Info reports.
“I’m different, but I’d like to show everyone that I can do a lot of things,” she said.
Ms Segard told Le Parisien: “It’s work! But it’s OK. My dream was to show people the weather. And this can open doors to other people with disabilities.”
While in Iceland 100% of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted, also Italy has also been putting Down syndrome in the spotlight, Live Action comments. But instead of highlighting the killing of preborn people with the condition, they are singing the praises of their new hero, a teenage boy with Down syndrome who saved a young girl from drowning.
Watch the video of Mélanie Ségard presenting the weather forecast: