When two accomplished people decide to join forces, there’s no limit to what they can do in this world.
Chris González and Sofía Jirau of Puerto Rico have each achieved success in their personal lives and careers. Both of them were born with Down syndrome, a fact that hasn’t slowed them down in the slightest. In fact, they aim to live their lives “sin límites,” or “without limits.”
Sofía is a model who shatters stereotypes all around the world. At just 24 years old, she has already strut the catwalks of New York City’s famed Fashion Week, graced countless magazine covers, signed a deal with L’Oreal, and launched her own fashion line. She even made history as the first model with Down syndrome to ever appear in the Victoria’s Secret Swimsuit issue!
“I love the camera,” said the bubbly young model.
Clearly, the camera loves her right back!
Chris, meanwhile, has been blazing new trails for people with Down syndrome in his own way.
Back in 2014 he became the first person with this disability to ever get a driver’s license in Puerto Rico. He also loves to cook, owns his own food truck, and is an accomplished barista who recently launched his own line of coffee!
The couple met two years ago and it was love at first sight. Even though they live two hours apart in different cities, their nightly FaceTime ritual keeps them feeling close. They stay online together for hours at a time and see each other in person whenever their busy schedules allow.
After Sofía did some brainstorming recently, the couple decided to team up for a campaign they’re calling Sin Límites. Their aim is to increase awareness and celebrate successes within the Down syndrome community. They know they have unlimited potential to pursue their dreams and passions, and they want to give that confidence to others!
These two are lighting the way for others, and we love to see it! We wish them the best of luck with their campaign and can’t wait to see what they do next.
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