GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — The story of a little boy with Down syndrome has gone viral after a local modeling agency rejected him for a clothing ad.
Meagan Nash told Channel 2’s Berndt Petersen since the day her baby boy Asher was born, he was very special.
"He comes in a room and everybody lights up and smiles.And so I just knew," Nash told Petersen.
Asher is now 15 months. And a bit of a camera hog.
"And he's sitting up like he's ready to have his picture done. And so I thought to myself, I think he's actually enjoying this," Nash said.
So Meagan sent photos to an Atlanta modeling agency that she said rejected Asher because they weren't looking for a child with special needs. She said that hurt.
"But I was also angry, because I thought he should have a chance just like anybody else to be submitted," Nash said.
So she took to social media where Asher's story went viral. %
This week, Meagan and Asher met with reps of the OshKosh B'Gosh clothing company. She hopes shoppers can see him not as a little boy with special needs but a little boy who models clothes.
"I don't want them to say Asher has Down syndrome. I want them to see him in an ad, and see he's valued in the world and in society," Nash told Petersen.
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