21-Year-Old Achieves Her Dream, Becomes France's First Weather Woman With Down Syndrome

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This 21-year-old can add weather woman to her resumé!

French woman Mélanie Ségard will appear on two French weather programs after a successful social media campaign to help her achieve her weather-reporting dreams, The Mighty reports.

Ségard launched her Facebook campaigning page last week with help from the National Union of Charities for Parents With Disabled Children. 

In a Facebook video, the young woman pushed French news outlets to let her do the weather if she reached 100,000 likes on her page.

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"I'm different, but I want to show everyone that I can do a lot of things," she wrote. Since then, more than 204,000 people have liked the page and her video has been viewed over 3 million times.

True to her wish, Ségard will go live on both France 2 and BFMTV on March 27.

"People with disabilities are invisible these days," UNAPEI said in a statement. "The 100,000 likes are a sign of strong support — we are taken aback at how quickly the page became a success."

Ségard expressed her thanks to all of her new friends and fans, saying that it's been a lifelong dream of hers. She will be France's first-ever weather presenter with Down syndrome.

H/T Facebook / Mélanie peut le faire


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Olivia Rowe |

Olivia hails from small town Pennsylvania and is appropriately obsessed with summer thunderstorms and wintry Christmases. She is fluent in sarcasm and television dialogue and can often be heard singing the praises of her lady heroes, Taylor Swift and Mariska Hargitay.