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INTERVIEW: Karen Gaffney Discusses Down Syndrome, Polar Bear Plunge

Updated: 02/28/2014 5:49 PM
Created: 02/28/2014 5:27 PM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart

Karen Gaffney has quite the list of accomplishments on her resume. And she's about to add another.

Gaffney has Down syndrome and started a non-profit to help better include people with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities in the community and workplace.

She is a great swimmer and has made the swim across Lake Tahoe. She will be participating in the Polar Bear Plunge into Lake Calhoun on Saturday morning.

She is also the first person with Down syndrome to receive an honorary doctorate.

KSTP interviewed Gaffney about her accomplishments and her upcoming plunge.


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