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Stephanie Handojo: The wonder kid

  • Ika Krismantari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 19 2012   /  06:39 am

JP/Ika KrismantariSome people incorrectly believe that people born with Down syndrome cannot function independently or contribute to society, but Stephanie Handojo has shown that she, like every other person born with Down syndrome, is very special, and more than capable.

On the surface, the 20-year-old looks like an average person with Down syndrome, but beneath the exterior that sometimes people judge her on, she is an extraordinary girl. She has plenty of talent and has
already achieved tremendous things.

Her latest achievement is being selected as one of torchbearers in the run-up to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

The multitalented girl flew to Britain last month to undertake her leg of the torch relay in Nottingham, London. She was chosen from over 12 million candidates from all around the globe to carry the torch, due to her amazing achievements in spor...