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Actor breaking barriers for those with Down Syndrome

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"The Neighbor's Window" applause HISTORY MADE IN HOLLYWOOD LAST NIGHT AFTER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITHE ACADEMY AWARDS 92-YEAR RUN

A MAN WITH DOWN SYNDROME PRESENTED AN OSCAR ON STAGE IN FRONT OF AN AUDIENCE OF MILLIONS HIS NAME IS ZACK GOTTSAGEN AND HOW HE IS BREAKING BARRIERS AS AN ACTOR IS INSPIRING THOSE WITH DOWN SYNDROME RIGHT HERE IN FORT WAYNE

GOTTSAGEN STARRED ALONG-SIDE SHIA LA- BEAOUF IN "THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON" LAST YEAR THE FILM FOLLOWS GOTTSAGEN'S CHARACTER WHO RUNS AWAY FROM HOME TO PURSUE HIS DREAM OF BECOMING A WRESTLER GI-GI'S PLAYHOUSE ON CLINTON STREET OFFERS FREE EDUCATIONAL AND THERAPEUTIC PROGRAMS FOR THOSE WITH DOWN SYNDROME

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HOLLY TONAK SAYS GOTTSAGEN'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS IS OPENING DOORS FOR THOSE WITH DOWN SYNDROME AND THOSE AT GI-GI'S PLAYHOUSE AGREE Jacob Knisley GiGi's Playhouse Fort Wayne Holly: Is it cool to see Playhouse Fort Wayne Was it really cool to have somebody with Down Syndrome on TV last night? Jonathan: Oh yeah, yeah Holly Tonak Exec Dir

GiGi's Playhouse Fort Wayne Zack Gottsagen is a celebrity in the Down Syndrome community and to see him walking on that stage in front of millions of positive way was life-changing for our community BESIDES PRESENTING AT THE OSCARS GOTTSAGEN HAS ALREADY ONE SEVERAL AWARDS FOR THE WORK ON HIS FILMS

AND HAS A NEW ONE CALLED "BEST SUMMER EVER" COMING OUT LATER THIS YEAR A HUNTERTOWN-BASED CONVERVANCY GROUP IS EXPANDING ITS R

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