This Boy Named Lucas Is a First Gerber Baby With Down Syndrome

Gerber baby Down Syndrome Lucas

“I only wish him to demeanour behind and say, ‘I was a Gerber baby. Look during all we did'”

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A child named Lucas from Dalton, Georgia became a initial child with Down syndrome to be selected as a Gerber baby, a Today uncover announced on Wednesday.

“Lucas’ winning grin and joyous countenance won a hearts this year, and we are all anxious to name him a 2018 Spokesbaby,” Gerber President and CEO Bill Partyka pronounced in statement. “Every year, we select a baby who best exemplifies Gerber’s longstanding birthright of noticing that each baby is a Gerber baby, and this year, Lucas is a ideal fit.”

Lucas’s relatives submitted his design in a print competition that drew some-more than 140,000 applicants; his preference as a 2018 Gerber Spokesbaby also comes with a $50,000 prize, that they devise to put toward his education.

“As a father, saying your child surpass in life and go to school, it’s something I’m looking brazen to,” Lucas’s dad, Jason, pronounced by tears. “I only wish him to demeanour behind and say, ‘I was a Gerber baby. Look during all we did.’ ”

Watch Lucas’s story in this shave from Today:

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