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Wil the 'Flying Baby'

When Wil was born with Down Syndrome, his Dad though that his affliction should not be a barrier for what he wants to do in life.

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Photo Gallery: Madeline Stuart: the model with Down syndrome

Whilst it is true, that our parents taught us nothing can't be done if we set our minds to it, there are barriers physical or otherwise that just stand in the way.

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Photo Gallery: Madeline Stuart: the model with Down syndrome

This is why Wil's Dad thought his son should be exposed to the wonders of flying early on. According to Wil's Dad, from the day the little tyke was born he would flail his arms like he would fly when lying on his tummy.

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Photo Gallery: Madeline Stuart: the model with Down syndrome

This is why Wil's Dad thought his son should be exposed to the wonders of flying early on. According to Wil's Dad, from the day the little tyke was born he would flail his arms like he would fly when lying on his tummy.

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Photo Gallery: Madeline Stuart: the model with Down syndrome

Thus, 18-month old Wil is the subject of a photo series showing the little man flying.

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Photo Gallery: Madeline Stuart: the model with Down syndrome

His dad is a photographer. Thus, it is easy to photoshop the pics making it look like little Wil is indeed, soaring in the air.

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Photo Gallery: Madeline Stuart: the model with Down syndrome

According to Alan Lawrence, Wil "brings a light to our family." The little boy is the 5th child of the Lawrences.

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Photo Gallery: Madeline Stuart: the model with Down syndrome

According to Alan Lawrence, Wil "brings a light to our family." The little boy is the 5th child of the Lawrences.

Photos: thatdadblog - Instagram

Photo Gallery: Madeline Stuart: the model with Down syndrome

Photos of flying Wil became so popular, the Utah-based family initiated a Kickstarter campaign. It is called 'Wil Can Fly.'

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Photo Gallery: Madeline Stuart: the model with Down syndrome

Calendars will be made using Wil's photos. Half of the proceeds from selling these calendars will be donated to two foundations supporting Down syndrome.

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Photo Gallery: Madeline Stuart: the model with Down syndrome

Reece's Rainbow is a foundation that helps with adoption of children with Down syndrome whilst Ruby's Rainbow aids young adults affected by the condition go to college.

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Photo Gallery: Madeline Stuart: the model with Down syndrome

Other initiatives by Alan Lawrence and his family include setting up a YouTube channel to help people get information about Down syndrome care and treatment. Wil's dad will also include therapy tutorials as well as videos of the family's life.

Photos: thatdadblog - Instagram

Photo Gallery: Madeline Stuart: the model with Down syndrome

Other initiatives by Alan Lawrence and his family include setting up a YouTube channel to help people get information about Down syndrome care and treatment. Wil's dad will also include therapy tutorials as well as videos of the family's life.

Photos: thatdadblog - Instagram

Photo Gallery: Madeline Stuart: the model with Down syndrome

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