New Gerber Baby Is First With Down Syndrome

Meet Lucas Warren
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2018 12:21 PM CST

(Newser) – The new face of Gerber represents a milestone. The company has picked 1-year-old Lucas Warren of Dalton, Georgia, as this year's Gerber Baby—and Lucas is the first child with Down Syndrome selected for the honor, reports People. "He never meets a stranger," says mom Cortney, who tells Today.com that she entered the contest without giving it too much thought. Gerber then chose Lucas out of about 140,000 submissions, calling him a "perfect fit." Dad Jason says he hopes the this "will shed a little bit of light on the special needs community and help more individuals with special needs be accepted and not limited." (Read more Gerber stories.)

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