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Local Family will Celebrate Hannah and Hundreds of Others at Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome Awareness

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For the last five years, the Marron family have been enjoying and learning from their most precious gift, Hannah. Photo courtesy Facebook. For the last five years, the Marron family have been enjoying and learning from their most precious gift, Hannah. Photo courtesy Facebook.

NBCRightNow.com - For the last five years, the Marron family has been enjoying and learning from their most precious gift, Hannah.

She is full of energy and curiosity and her parents say she is no different from any other child, she just has an extra chromosome. 

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, it aims to celebrate the abilities of people with down syndrome and make others aware of their many accomplishments.

This weekend, hundreds will be joining the Marron family to celebrate Hannah and so many others.

"You're kind of not sure what her abilities will be or what she's going to be able to do, you get the chance to celebrate every step...everything that you think she's not going to do, she does," Monique Marron said.

Monique and Henry Marron did not know Hannah had Down Syndrome until the day she was born, while they say it was scary at first, they were immediately supported by the Down Syndrome Association of the Mid-Columbia. 

"She's not only taught us...she's not only made us better parents, she's made us better people," Marron explained. 

The Marron's cannot image their life without her Hannah.

"The extra chromosome is just something that God gave her, it hasn't changed her in any way," Marron said,

Every year the Down Syndrome Association of the Mid-Columbia holds the Buddy Walk, it is their biggest event of the year, where hundreds come together to raise money and awareness for down syndrome.

Marron wants people to know Hannah is just like any other five-year-old 

"Our kiddos are more alike than different and inclusion is a huge thing."

The Buddy Walk is at Howard Amon Park Saturday, registration starts at 10 a.m. for the one mile walk, but there is a full day of activities and entertainment for kids.

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