With October being Down Syndrome Awareness Month, I was delighted to talk with Karen Meyer and Leah Meyer on a Saturday afternoon. Leah has Down Syndrome. This young woman and her ultra supportive family have not allowed DS to define her. If anything, Leah has redefined what being someone with Down Syndrome is.
Let me tell you, Leah is one determined young woman. She will not take "no" for an answer. Once she sets her mind on something, she will not stop inquiring about it until her family sits down for a family meeting to work out Leah's ideas.
Leah has accomplished quite a bit in her young life thus far. She is an employee at Morgan's Wonderland in the Edutainment Department; she is a performer in the Shakespeare in Wonderland company; she's appeared in numerous ads for Morgan's Wonderland and Morgan's Inspiration Island. Y'all, this is only one aspect of her life.
Young Leah developed a love of cooking after watching Disney's "The Princess and the Frog." She currently hosts a cooking demonstration YouTube channel called "Cooking with Leah." This channel is one step towards her dream. Leah's dream is to have a cooking show on the Food Network.
The Meyers are working step by step towards it. Leah currently has a t-shirt campaign to raise money towards a food truck. Go to https://www.bonfire.com/i-am-enough-9/ to order yours.
Leah credits her friend Abby Miracle for getting her into social media. Leah can be found on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/cooking_with_leah_meyer/ and her show can be found on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgU0sxjgNT5-7EkRO07k8Ng
New York Fashion designer Marisol Deluna has partnered with Leah to launch Little Pickle and Patty Cake, an adaptive cooking wear and accessories line. She has been signed on by the Bankston Talent Agency. Leah competes in the Special Olympics. This young woman LOVES God, too. To say Leah rocks her extra chromosome is an understatement. Leah is a driven, self-confident, talented, sensitive, loving and beautiful entrepreneur who happens to have Down Syndrome.
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