Inspiring! 23-year-old with Down syndrome becomes an award-winning travel photographer

Inspiring! 23-year-old with Down syndrome becomes an award-winning travel photographer

Houston participated in a viral trend in which creators to off show they exceeded an expectation.

The Internet is flooded with inspiring stories of people. One of them which has recently gone viral is of a 23-year-old man named Houston Vandergriff, known as @downsandtowns on his social media handles. In a now-viral video, he shared how doctors were sorry when they told his parents that he had Down syndrome and now he has become an award-winning photographer who has visited 26 countries.

Houston participated in a viral trend in which creators to off show they exceeded an expectation. He used the "Bongo Cha Cha Cha" audio, sung originally by Caterina Valente in 1960, to join the trend and show off his photography skills at the age of 23.

In the video, Houston can be seen dressed up as a doctor while the text reads, "the doctors to my parents: we're so sorry your son has down syndrome."

Houston then becomes takes on the role of "everybody else" who said, "thats so sad he'll never be able to do anything."

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Finally, Houston takes the screen as himself. He dances and sticks out his tongue to everyone and shows off that he is an award-winning travel photographer who has been to 26 countries.

The video has gone viral on social media, with netizens praising Houston and his work.

One user said, "I'm a special education teacher and I'll be showing this to one of my down syndrome kids." Another wrote, "your work is absolutely gorgeous."

A third user said, "This is awesome! So inspiring." Yet another added, "Doctors really need to change their language when discussing disabilities, b/c they clearly don't know what a person is capable of! Good for you."

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