The couple Chris and Sofia came to this world with Down syndrome, but this hasn’t prevented them from exceeding everyone’s predictions.
When it’s learned that a newborn is diagnosed with Down syndrome, both the parents and the child feel that the child will require help for the rest of their life. The child will be forced to rely on others to move around and enjoy their lives.
This Puerto Rican dynamic duo is out to showcase that their ability is infinite.
Chris Gonzalez and Sofia Jirau, who are 25 and 24 years old, both have Down syndrome. Still, they haven’t allowed it to stop them from pursuing their aspirations and realizing their ability.
Chris is the first individual with Down syndrome in Puerto Rico to obtain a driving permit in 2014.
His automobile comes in handy when he has to go from Rincon to the other end of the island in San Juan to see his sweetheart, Sofia.
Sofia has made history as the first lady with Down syndrome to appear in Victoria’s Secret promotion for the “Love Cloud” series.
Sofia was amongst the only performers with Down syndrome that went down the red carpet during New York Fashion Week in February 2020. She’s been performing since 2019. She’s earned a modelling contract with L’Oreal. She’s currently collaborating on a clothing brand with her mom.
Sofia has her sights set on the European runways for the foreseeable future.
She owns the “Alavett” retail business, which offers clothing, cosmetics, and home décor. Sofia’s also a spokesperson for Chris’s “Sin Limites (Without Boundaries)” project. The project aims to raise understanding about the Down syndrome population and what they can accomplish.
Chris and Sofia’s families are incredibly fortunate to have such beautiful kids.
“He’s tenacious. Chris inspires us to be stronger humans,” Chris’s dad, Eugene Gonzalez, said. “He’ll struggle many times. Yet Chris understands that he must keep on trying over and over again. That is what he has taught us. That is an important life lesson.”
Chris is delighted that his family is pleased with him.
Chris’ family aren’t the only ones. Sofia’s mom is overjoyed at how her daughter has been such a pleasure to everybody.
Sofia’s not just a supermodel and businesswoman but also an Experienced Advocate for INprende, a Puerto Rican firm that assists experts and people in business with commercial and management growth.
Ral Martinez, Victoria’s Secret’s new creative chief, was drawn to her because of her activism activities.
Victoria’s Secret has been blamed for being “restrictive, fatphobic, transphobic, authoritarian, and sexist,” Martinez has now been leading a drastic makeover effort.
Sofia and many other girls from all origins, styles, and weights were included in the “Love Cloud” series, which was released on February 14, 2022.
This couple demonstrates to the public that bearing Down syndrome does not prevent themselves or anybody else from pursuing their aspirations.