***I am by no means and expert, so someone please correct me if I'm wrong!***
Believe it or not, people with Down Syndrome, specifically Trisomy 21, since there are 3 kinds of Down Syndrome, (but more about that another day!) have the same exact chromosomes as everyone else! They are just blessed with an extra one! They have an extra 21st chromosome shown in the picture below, hence "Trisomy 21"!
I think Sunnie sums it up best - "I have often thought that maybe it is the rest of us with the problem...not those with the extra chromosome....they are joyful and experience life to the fullest...they love with EVERYTHING they have!!! I think the rest of us should take some lessons!!!"
And guess what Princess Lyla says! -
"What do you mean? I don't have an extra chromosome - you're missing one!
And I don't have a family because my mom thought I had an extra one! That wasn't my fault, and now I am stuck in an orphanage all day! Will you get me out?"