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Chanhassen child to appear on big screen in Times Square for National Down Syndrome Society

Updated: September 12, 2019 06:29 PM

A Minnesota boy is making it big in the "Big Apple."

On Saturday, 1-year-old David Menya, of Chanhassen, will appear on a big screen in Times Square in New York City.

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A photo of Menya was one of 500 selected to be shown in Times Square during the annual National Down Syndrome Society's video presentation.

"I'm like, 'oh my goodness,' this is like a once in a lifetime opportunity, so we thought we have to go make this trip and see it in person," mother Jenny Menya said. "Definitely want to get that shot of David right here, his picture in Times Square behind him, capture this memory so we can show him when he's older."

Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota says the video presentation in New York is an important event. 

"We do have to have awareness events, so that we're constantly making the community aware of having those same high expectations, hopes, and dreams for our kids," Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota Executive Director Sarah Curfman said. 

The Twin Cities Down Syndrome Awareness Walk is September 22 at Como Park in Saint Paul. 

Check out www.dsamn.org to register. 

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