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5 Incredible Women With Down Syndrome

According to the CDC, about 6,000 babies are born each year with Down syndrome (roughly 1 in every 700 babies have the syndrome).

The National Down Syndrome Society reports that, "with recent advancements in clinical treatment, most particularly corrective heart surgeries, as many as 80 percent of adults with Down syndrome reach age 60, and many live even longer, and more and more Americans are interacting with individuals with Down syndrome, increasing the need for widespread public education and acceptance."

But there are many misconceptions about Down syndromes and those who have it.

We've highlighted some amazing women with Down syndrome who have accomplished incredible things in the gallery above.

NEXT: Photographer Captures the Beauty of Children With Down Syndrome »

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