Blue Valley fourth grader featured in Times Square video for National Down Syndrome Society

Blue Valley Lakewood Elementary student Wil Aeillo was featured at the National Down Syndrome Society Time Square Video presentation last month. He also had his own team, "Wil's Warriors" at the local Step Up for Down Syndrome walk last weekend at Arrowhead Stadium. Image via Kim Aeillo.

When Kim Aeillo learned her nine-year-old son Wil’s photo had been selected for the annual National Down Syndrome Society Video Presentation at New York City’s Times Square, she was shocked and overjoyed.

“They had over 2,000 photos to choose from and then they choose 500 to feature,” Aeillo said. “So it’s a pretty big deal that his photo was selected out of that larger group of applications that came through.”