Second Opinion: Down Syndrome

Second Opinion: Down Syndrome

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 8:30pm - 9:00pm

L-R: Debbie Antonelli, Special Olympic medalist Frankie Antonelli, Dr. Lou Papa, Dr. Peter Salgo, and Dr. Tiffany Pulcino.

Credit: Nic Minetor

Life expectancy for people with Down Syndrome has increased over the last 30 years – from 25 years old in 1983 to 60 years old today.

While Down Syndrome carries certain health issues and risks, people with Down Syndrome and their families are moving beyond the limitations of this disability. Patient and Special Olympic medalist Frankie Antonelli and his mother Debbie share what their family has done to help Frankie reach his full potential. Second Opinion: Down Syndrome airs on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV. 

This episode of Second Opinion is part of MOVE TO INCLUDE, a project funded by the Golisano Foundation to build a more inclusive community by inspiring and motivating people to embrace different abilities and include all people in every aspect of community life.