Cedar Park child named ambassador for Down syndrome advocacy group

Liberty Litton, 2, of Cedar Park has been named one of 29 ambassadors worldwide for Nothing Down, an organization that aims to change the way Down syndrome is perceived. (Courtesy Nothing Down)
Liberty Litton, 2, of Cedar Park has been named one of 29 ambassadors worldwide for Nothing Down, an organization that aims to change the way Down syndrome is perceived. (Courtesy Nothing Down)

Liberty Litton, 2, of Cedar Park has been named one of 29 ambassadors worldwide for Nothing Down, an organization that aims to change the way Down syndrome is perceived. (Courtesy Nothing Down)

Two-year-old Liberty Litton of Cedar Park has been selected as one of 29 worldwide ambassadors for Nothing Down, an organization that advocates for Down syndrome and attempts to change the way the disorder is viewed, according to a press release.

Liberty, who has Down syndrome, was chosen out of more than 500 applicants from 42 states and 11 countries, according to the release.


Nothing Down provides support, education and opportunities for individuals and families that have been affected by Down syndrome. According to the press release, it aims to end the stigma of Down syndrome through school programs, social media campaigns and documentaries.

Liberty lives in Cedar Park with her mother, Marne; father, Blake; brother, Tennyson, 10; and sister, Winter, 5.

Liberty's work as an ambassador may be followed online at www.facebook.com/nothingdown, www.instagram.com/nothingdownorg and www.nothingdown.org.


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