Superhero photo shoot in Enterprise to raise awareness for Down Syndrome

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ENTERPRISE, Ala.– “As a parent with a child with Down Syndrome, it’s such an honor,” said parent Emily Clark.

Kids throughout the Wiregrass transformed into their superhero alter egos over the weekend.

Jenna Adaway Photography  gave her time at Medical Center Enterprise Saturday to capture the smiles that will be presented in an upcoming calendar.

“I mean it all came from an idea that we found on social media and it’s blossomed into something that we never thought was possible,” said organizer Lisa Fenner.

Parents loved the idea so they began to form a group.

“They called and said we need some more superheroes, ‘what do you think? Would your son Hunter be interested in it?’,” said Clark.

“We have ten children so far and we’re looking for two more but they’re just from all over the Wiregrass. Some are from Enterprise, Ozark, Dothan, everywhere,” said Fenner.

The calendar will be sold to raise money for F.R.I.E.N.D.S., the Down Syndrome support group that organizes the Wiregrass Area Buddy Walk.

For each month on the calendar, there will be a child dressed as a different superhero. From Superman and Wonder Woman to…

“Captain America.Hulk.”

“They are superheroes. The struggles they are going to have to go through and the adversity that they have to face everyday,” said Fenner.

“We live in such a wonderful area here in the Wiregrass and to have the support fom the community for our children, it’s just incredible. You really can’t even put words to it almost,” said Clark.

If you would like to purchase a calendar, organizers hope to have it completed by March 21, which is World Down Syndrome Day.

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