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Mélanie Ségard Will Be France's First Weather Woman With Down Syndrome

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Mélanie Ségard, a 21-year-old Frenchwoman, who lives with Down syndrome, posted a video on Facebook asking people to like her Facebook page with the hopes of attracting the eye of her local news channel.

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This Woman With Down Syndrome Petitions to Present the Weather

Mélanie Ségard, 21, always dreamed of being a weather woman on TV.

Segard, who has down syndrome, posted a video asking people to like her facebook page.

She hoped this would attract the attention of her local news channels in France.

“I’m different, but I want to show everyone that I can do a lot of things.”

“I want to prove it by presenting on TV.”

Within a week, her video has been watched almost three million times and more than 189,000 people liked her page.

The National Union of Charities for Parents with Disabled Children (UNAPEI) helped Segard with her campaign.

“The 100,000 likes are a sign of strong support – we are taken aback at how quickly the page became a success.”

Ségard has caught the attention of France 2 and BFMTV.

She was invited to present the weather on both stations on March 14 and March 27 respectively.

This would make Ségard France’s first weatherperson with Down syndrome.

Originally published: March 10, 2017
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