Lexington, SC (Diana Nation) - Dylan “Dyl Pickle” Morton from Lexington, will be featured on the big screen in the heart of New York City as a part of the National Down Syndrome Society’s (NDSS) annual Times Square Video presentation on September 14. The Times Square Video presentation kicks off Down Syndrome Awareness Month on the morning of the NDSS Buddy Walk in New York City.
Dylan's photo, taken by Fiddle Leaf Media, was selected from over 3,000 entries in the NDSS worldwide call for photos. Approximately 500 photos were chosen to appear in the Times Square video.
Dylan, who will be seven just two days after the video presentation, is a first grader at Oak Grove Elementary School. He is the son of Toni Tubeville of Lexington and Adam Morton of Ohio. Dylan loves dinosaurs and animals. He especially loves Power Rangers and PJ Masks. Dylan is a fan of Bruno Mars and Baby Shark, in any variation, is his favorite song. Dylan has a 10 year old brother Jackson whom he loves spending time with as well.
Every year, NDSS reminds the world in a big way about the gifts people with Down syndrome bring to their communities through a special video presentation on a jumbo screen in the heart of Times Square. The featured photographs highlight children, teens and adults with Down syndrome working, playing and learning alongside friends and family. These collective images promote acceptance and inclusion, which is the foundation of NDSS and the National Buddy Walk Program. The video presentation is a reminder of the contributions, accomplishments and value of people with Down syndrome.