SUMMARY: Shéri Brynard has reached many remarkable milestones, although she was born with Down Syndrome. She talks about how love and acceptance from her family and friends formed her. She tells of her adventures, her pain and the harsh realities she has to face as an adult with Down Syndrome. Her mother tells the tale of living in Shéri’s shadow, speaking without holding back about her crisis of faith when she heard that her daughter had Down Syndrome. A touching tale.
Shéri is the only person with Down syndrome in the world who holds a tertiary teacher’s diploma. She is an international ambassador for people with Down syndrome and has spoken at more than 400 conferences. She is currently working full-time as an assistant teacher at the Lettie Fouché School for people with disabilities.
Colleen Naudé started her journalistic career at Die Burger in Cape Town and before starting to freelance she was the editor of Finweek in Johannesburg until 2010. Since then she is a freelance writer, editor and translator. She wrote the book Pippie in 2013.