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Incredible photos of Wil flying spread message

ALAN Lawrence is a web designer, photographer and father of five living in Utah.

His youngest child, Wil, was born with Down's Syndrome in October 2013. "It was a shock and a surprise to our family," Lawrence said.

"We knew very little about Down's Syndrome. We don't know anybody who has Down's Syndrome … so we weren't quite sure what to expect."

Eighteen months on, and the family do know what it's like to have a child with Down's Syndrome - and they've made it their mission to spread awareness about the condition.

One way of doing that is through a series of photos Alan has taken which show Wil 'flying'.

As he puts it:

"These photos are our way of illustrating the excitement and joy Wil has brought to our lives and also the fact that people with Down's Syndrome can do anything they set their minds to."

Alan takes the photos while holding his son in the air and then edits himself out.

The family have a Kickstarter to fund a calendar of pictures of Wil 'flying'. All proceeds from the calendar will go to two Down's Syndrome charities.

We realise Wil is still young, but we know that even though he has Down's Syndrome it doesn't mean he is limited, he will be able to do anything he puts his mind to.

All images courtesy of the Lawrence family. To find out more see That Dad Blog.

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