A Powerful Message From a Young Woman With Down Syndrome

Updated: Jun 22

This video is fabulous.

Watch Megan Bomgaars, a young woman with Down syndrome, tell the educators at the Douglas County School District to “DON’T LIMIT ME!”

Video Transcript

Hi teachers in the Douglas County School District!

My name is Megan Bomgaars and I'm here to help you with your kids in your classrooms with a disability or without a disability.

I am going to show you how to teach your students the right way.

I am a special person.

When I was in school, I made a lot of friends.

I was in regular classes with a para for support.

I learned with other students in the regular classroom.

I became a cheerleader in high school.

I was the first cheerleader in the state with Down syndrome.

My cheerleading team went to state and we went to nationals where we won our national sportsmanship award in Washington D.C.

Since I've been out of high school, I was a fashion model in a Global Down Syndrome Foundation fashion show and I used to work at the Mile High Down Syndrome Association where I helped them with events.

I now go the the Bridge Program in Highlands Ranch where I am learning to be a public speaker.