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Cheerleader trains for a back handspring. Having Down syndrome won't hold her back

Brittany Lowe is not your average Texas high school cheerleader. Born with Down Syndrome, she endured multiple heart and hip surgeries in her first few years, but by age 5 she fell in love with dancing and cheering. And nothing has stopped her since. At the national cheerleading championships in Dallas, 16-year-old Brittany set out to do something nobody ever thought she'd be able to do -- land a back handspring.

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