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Because every family deserves the blessing of a child with Down Syndrome...

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Friday Focus on Down Syndrome

By Chris Whitley | Digital Journalist
Published: October 5, 2009

Ashton Trescott had a homecoming weekend any high school senior would love. She was nominated to the homecoming court. Then, as all of her classmates and fans at the Hidden Valley football game looked on, she was crowned Homecoming Queen.

Ashton was born with down syndrome, and diagnosed with Autism at an early age. This past summer, doctors also told her she has Alzheimer’s.

Friday night, her mother Leah Baker was overwhelmed. “I’m so happy for her. She was already a princess, and now she is a queen,“ Baker said.

She added, “I’m proud of this community. Proud of the students for embracing her and showing their love and support on our journey. This is home, and it can’t be replaced.“

Ashton and Leah also had a great time at the Hidden Valley Homecoming Dance Saturday night.

Just a few weeks ago, the two took a trip through the Make-A-Wish Foundation to California, where they met some of the actors from the Disney Channel.

Soon, they will be attending a Miley Cyrus sound check in Washington D.C. Cyrus plays Hannah Montana on Ashton’s favorite Disney Channel show.

Special night for Hidden Valley's homecoming queen...
18-year-old Ashton Trescott was born with down syndrome,
diagnosed with Autism at an early age, and just recently
diagnosed with Alzheimer's

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