Twin helps sister with Down’s Syndrome make startling progress

Twin with learning disability copies everything her sister does


Twin sisters have such a powerful bond that they are reaching key milestones together despite one of them having Down’s Syndrome.


Viola Fuller, 6, has Down’s syndrome, but has learned to talk, walk, sing and dance at a much younger age than expected – by copying her sister, Nigella.

Talking to the Metro, the twin’s mum Agata said: “They really do have that twin thing going on.

“When Nigella began to crawl, we didn’t expect Viola to be able to reach that goal so quickly. But when Viola started crawling too and becoming more mobile, we realised how important Nigella was to her sister.”

The girls from Gillingham, Dorset, were just a few hours old when she and their father Nigel, 47, were told by a doctor that Viola had Down’s.

The syndrome can cause delayed development, but Viola is able to go to the same school as her sister.

Agata said: “Viola is cheeky, funny, outgoing and has a wonderful confidence that we adore. She rewards and touches everyone that comes into contact with her.”

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