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Olivia Wilde stars in PSA about Down Syndrome

Posted at 4:52 PM, Mar 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-21 16:52:18-04

How do you see a person with Down Syndrome? 

Actress Olivia Wilde is starring in a 2-minute-long video for World Down Syndrome Day dedicated to showing people that those with Down Syndrome should be viewed the same as anyone else. 

The video features Wilde doing various activities, with a voiceover from a 19-year-old college student with Down Syndrome. 

"This is how I see me," the student, AnnaRose Rubright, says at the end of the video. 

Watch the video below. 

 

 

World Down Syndrome Day, March 21, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.

The day was selected as the 21st day of the third month of the year to signify the triplication of the 21st chromosome, which causes Down Syndrome.  

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