News Release

National Down Syndrome Society

Tafv Quiett, a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation from Fuswvlke (Bird Clan) and Rekackv (Broken Arrow Tribal Town) and of Cherokee and Choctaw descent, will appear in the bright lights of Broadway on Saturday, September 12, as part of the National Down Syndrome Society's annual Times Square Video presentation. The featured photographs highlight children, teens, and adults with Down syndrome, reminding the world in a very big way about the contributions and milestones of people with Down syndrome. These collective images promote the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

“This video is a terrific way to showcase some of the incredible individuals with Down syndrome living in our communities across the country,” says National Down Syndrome Society President & CEO Kandi Pickard. “It is something the community looks forward to every year.”

The photo of Tafv was selected as one of 500 photographs that will appear in the video, streamed on National Down Syndrome Society social media from the heart of Times Square.

Tafv is pictured at the 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

The Times Square Video presentation kicks off Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October. The video presentation will be followed by the New York City Buddy Walk, which will take place virtually due to COVID19. Buddy Walk events will be held virtually in more than 150 cities across the country, as well as select international locations, this fall with over 325,000 people participating around the globe. For information about the National Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk Program, visit or call 800-221-4602.

About National Down Syndrome Society

The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) is the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome. National Down Syndrome Society programming includes the National Advocacy & Policy Center, which seeks to create systemic change through engaged advocacy; the National Buddy Walk® Program, which honors and celebrates individuals with Down syndrome in local communities across the world, and other programs that provide support, informational resources and community engagement opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome and those who love and support for them.

Visit for more information about National Down Syndrome Society programs and resources. 

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