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October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and this Saturday, October 22, you can take part in a walk that raises awareness and benefits the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.

‘Miss Juliet’s Walk’ is named after a one-year-old born with Down Syndrome.

Krista Maddox found out 12 weeks into her pregnancy that her daughter Juliet, now one year old, would have Down Syndrome .  Doctors also discovered Juliet had a heart defect that affects nearly half of babies born with Down Syndrome.

Maddox says all this information brought a whirlwind of emotions.

“You go through a grief process where you grieve what you thought would be, but once I could feel her moving, once I could feel her inside of me, you’re just kind of on for the ride and accept everything. She’s been a huge blessing,” said Maddox.

To learn more about Miss Juliet’s Walk and hear her story, click HERE.