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Seb and I were invited on to speak to the Loose Women panel on Wednesday 10th June. The whole invitation came about after a thank you note I posted on TK Maxx’s website went viral. The interview felt like a car crash at the time, with Seb deciding to join the panel and Janet Street Porter asking my view on the new non-invasive testing for Down’s – a question I wasn’t expecting and one that it is very emotive and not possible to answer in 2 minutes….but I was pleased to watch it back and it didn’t seem nearly as bad as it did at the time! I certainly left the studio a little dazed and confused.

I always say that people with Down’s syndrome are our best tool in changing attitudes, by being seen and heard and INCLUDED.  I think Seb proved that in bucket loads that day.

What will remain etched in my mind forever is when we left the studio the production team played a power ballad of some description, Queen or similar, and Seb walked up the central aisle high fiving members of the audience as if he had just won Wimbledon!

What a day!

You can watch the video of the interview here: http://youtu.be/6FI8fEAraEw

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