Welcome Fatima, GiGi’s NYC Newest Ambassador!

GiGi’s NYC is thrilled to introduce Fatima as our newest Ambassador.
She has been a dedicated member of the GiGi’s NYC community since
we opened our doors in 2012, consistently attending various programs and events.
She joined us as our resident blogger in 2021 and has been sharing her
“Words of Wisdom” ever since. Most recently, she started working at
UBS Arena in 2022, proving yet again that Down syndrome knows no bounds!

Please read below to learn more about Fatima:

What does being a GiGi’s NYC Ambassador mean to you? Hello, everyone! My name is Fatima, and I’m so excited to be the next Ambassador! I would like to give a big thank you to GiGi’s NYC for this opportunity. Being an Ambassador means that I can be a role model. I’m excited to show the world that people with Down syndrome can do anything and can be independent!

What would you like to see from GiGi’s NYC in the future? Do you have any ideas for new programs or special events? I would like to see GiGi’s NYC move into a bigger space so we can offer vocational programs for adults with Down syndrome. I also hope to start a business with GiGi’s NYC.

What do you want the GiGi’s NYC community to know? I want everyone to know that I am loving, I enjoy helping others, and I am very kind to people. Also, I am caring, I have a great heart and I am a people person. I am very nice to others if they need help with anything.

How do you enjoy spending your free time? I have fun hobbies and interests. For example, I like to spend time with loved ones, including my family, friends and boyfriend, Peter. I like writing, math, sign language (ASL), cooking and eating meals, traveling around the world and playing sports.

What does Down syndrome awareness and acceptance mean to you? To me, Down syndrome awareness and acceptance means that individuals with Down syndrome are treated with respect and have the same opportunities in life as anyone else.

What achievements are you most proud of? I am proud of myself for making speeches onstage in front of a lot of people, writing blogs for GiGi’s NYC, being the next Ambassador and working at UBS Arena.

What are some of your goals? My dreams are to travel by city bus and the subway to my job and GiGi’s NYC, to get a second job on the weekend stocking shelves in retail and to help others.

GiGi’s NYC congratulates Fatima on this amazing accomplishment!

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