October 3, 2022

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Entrepreneur and model dwelling with Down syndrome on lifetime devoid of boundaries

By way of their get the job done on the islands of Puerto Rico, entrepreneur Chris González and product Sofía Jirau demonstrate that their opportunity is limitless inspite of developing up with Down syndrome. The pair has manufactured heritage in every single of their respective fields and are only just receiving began. 

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Entrepreneur Chris González and product Sofía Jirau

David Begnaud


Launched by Jirau, the couple is endorsing a campaign identified as Sin Límites, or With no Limitations in English. The initiative is aimed at rising consciousness about the Down syndrome group and showing just what they can accomplish.

Aside from the campaign, Jirau manufactured heritage as the initially girl with Down syndrome to product for Victoria’s Solution. She has also penned a offer with magnificence brand name L’Oreal, acquired far more than 600,000 followers on Instagram, walked in New York Fashion 7 days and is doing work with her mother on a manner line. 

“I like the digital camera,” Jirau instructed CBS Mornings Direct Countrywide Correspondent David Begnaud. 

She claimed individuals quit her on the street and question to take photographs with her because they acknowledge her. And to keep up with her lifestyle, the businesswoman goes to the fitness center 5 days a 7 days for an hour each and every working day. 

Jirau’s mother explained her daughter as “a content man or woman” who “brings joy to everyone.” 

“She is a blessing,” she said.

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Entrepreneur Chris González, CBS Mornings Guide Countrywide Correspondent David Begnaud and product Sofía Jirau

David Begnaud


González, Jirau’s boyfriend, has designed heritage as nicely. In 2014, González turned the first person with Down syndrome in Puerto Rico to get a motorists license, in accordance to his mom and dad. He is also a qualified chef, barista, retail entrepreneur and runs his very own foods truck. 

“He’s so persistent,” González’ father explained to Begnaud. “He will make us be a superior person.”

González said his father’s comments about him helps make him “so satisfied.”

The few life much more than two hrs absent from each individual other, on opposite finishes of the island, but in spite of the length and their hectic schedules, Jirau and González have a online video connect with day every single night which can past up to three several hours. 

Jirau and González, who keep on to observe their dreams and shatter stereotypes, are setting an case in point for the relaxation of us: to reside existence with out limits.

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Entrepreneur Chris González and CBS Mornings Guide Nationwide Correspondent David Begnaud

David Begnaud