KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
September 2, 2021
By Natalie Cook Clark
A Katy boy will have his picture featured in New York City’s Times Square as part of a contest to raise awareness for Down Syndrome.
Isaiah Brodie and his older sister, Mya. Photo credit: Michelle Brodie
10 Year Old Katy Boy to Smile Over NYC
Isaiah Brodie, 10, of Katy will light up the streets of NYC’s Times Square with his smile later this month. Brodie’s picture was selected as part of the 2021 Time Square Video Photo Contest part of the National Down Syndrome Society in New York City.
“I’m excited,” says Brodie regarding his picture’s selection. “Happy and excited!”
His picture was selected out of over 2,100 entries of children, teens and adults with Down syndrome from all 50 states. Roughly 500 photos were compiled into a 1-hour long video that will play on two JumboTron screens in the heart of Times Square.
The video will play on Saturday, September 18. It will also livestream on the National Down Syndrome Society’s Facebook page that day at 8:30-9:30 a.m. Katy time.
Brodie is homeschooled in Katy and the youngest of 6 children. He loves to draw and is involved in the YMCA Miracle League sports where he has played basketball, soccer, and baseball.
He loves going to Times Square in Katy for bowling and to play in the arcade. Brodie recently discovered his love for jumping at Katy’s Altitude Trampoline Park.
According to the Center for Disease Control, 6,000 babies are born each year with Down Syndrome. That’s a 1 in 700 chance of having a baby with Down Syndrome.