Who will you find on this list of famous people whose kids have Down Syndrome? Political figure Sarah Palin's son Trig was born with Down Syndrome. "Yes, we face extra fears and challenges, but our children are a blessing, and the rest of the world is missing out in not knowing this," she said about her son. Roy Rogers and Dale Evan's daughter, Robin, was born with Down Syndrome in 1950.
English actress Sally Phillips, whose son Ollie has Down Syndrome, says, " I can tell you for sure that having a child like Ollie brings such joy." Other celebrities who have children with Down Syndrome include Albert Pujols, John C. McGinley, and Joe Diffie.
Many of these prominent figures are outspoken supporters of Down Syndrome research and awareness. Read on to see what other celebrity children with Down Syndrome are featured on this list.
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans's daughter, Robin, was born with Down Syndrome in 1950. The famous couple was among the first celebrities to speak out in favor of rights of individuals with special needs.
Age: Died at 87 (1911-1998)
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America
Profession: Television producer, Actor, Singer
Credits: Melody Time, My Pal Trigger, King of the Cowboys, Bells of San Angelo
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Sarah Palin's son Trig was born with Down Syndrome in 2008. "Yes, we face extra fears and challenges, but our children are a blessing, and the rest of the world is missing out in not knowing this," she said.
Birthplace: Sandpoint, Idaho, United States of America
Profession: Spokesperson, Commentator, Basketball player, Politician, Television producer, + more
Credits: Sarah Palin: You Betcha!, Sarah Palin's Alaska, Big Miracle, The Corrupt Bastards Club
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Albert Pujols has a daughter with Down Syndrome. The MLB star started the Pujols Family Foundation to "promote awareness, provide hope and meet tangible needs for children and families who live with Down Syndrome."
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Profession: Baseball player
Credits: MLB Superstars Show You Their Game
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John C. McGinley's son, Max (b. 1997), has Down Syndrome. The Scrubs actor is a board member and international spokesperson for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.
Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
Profession: Spokesperson, Comedian, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
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