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A 17-year-old is challenging Down syndrome stereotypes with his TikTok videos

Adam Mazen, who was born with Down syndrome, a genetic disorder, started posting videos when Jordan went into lockdown to curb the spread of COIVID-19.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 29, 2020 9:13:18 pm
Down Syndrome, TikTok, Jordan, TikTok start with Down syndrome,  Adam Mazen, viral videos, Trending news, Indian Express newsWith over two lakh followers on the application, the duo’s popular videos include cooking tutorials, travel videos and even pranks. (Picture credit: Reuters)

A 17-year-old boy from Amman in Jordan is challenging Down syndrome stereotypes with his TikTok videos.

According to news agency Reuters,  Adam Mazen started posting videos when Jordan went into lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19.

He has over two lakh followers on the application, and popular videos include cooking tutorials, travel videos and even pranks.

The teenager’s bother Mohammed Mazen Abu handles the camera work and often helps Adam come up with fun and creative ideas.

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Adam and his brother started out the venture in an attempt to spread awareness about Down syndrome and to create a more accepting society for those living with the condition.

Down syndrome is caused when abnormal cell division results in the development of a partial or a complete copy of chromosome 21.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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