National Down Syndrome Society to feature Brayden Naylor in annual New York City Times Square video

Posted By | September 3, 2019 8:15 am

Brayden Naylor, grandson of Sandy Shuburg, of Sparta, and Donnie and Robbie Powell, of Cookeville, will be featured on the big screen in the heart of New York City as a part of the National Down Syndrome Society’s annual Times Square Video presentation, on Sept. 14.

The Times Square Video presentation kicks off Down Syndrome Awareness Month on the morning of the NDSS Buddy Walk, in New York City.

Every year, NDSS reminds the world in a big way about the gifts that people with Down syndrome bring to their communities through a special video presentation on a jumbo screen in the heart of Times Square. The featured photographs highlight children, teens, and adults with Down syndrome working, playing and learning alongside friends and family. These collective images promote acceptance and inclusion, which is the foundation of NDSS and the National Buddy Walk Program. The video presentation is a reminder of the contributions, accomplishments, and value of people with Down syndrome.

Brayden’s photo was selected from over 3,000 entries in the NDSS worldwide call for photos. Approximately 500 photos will appear in the Times Square video. In the photo submitted, Brayden is excited for his last day of kindergarten and ready for summer. He just recently started his first week of first grade and continues to be fully included.

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