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Meet Elena Fong: Mother Of 2 (Under 2) & Down Syndrome Advocate

Written by Katie Hintz-Zambrano

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Photographed by Maria Del Rio

The journey to motherhood isn’t always according to plan. Especially in the case of Elena Fong. The Oakland mother of two (Wynter, 2, and Nova, 8 months), has been through more twists and turns than most, starting with 3 years of trying for a baby, one round of IVF, a Down syndrome diagnosis, and…surprise!…another baby conceived “naturally” just 6 months after her first was born. Now with a tot on each hip, Fong isn’t only juggling motherhood, a relationship, and a part-time job in fashion, she’s also becoming a voice and advocate for getting children and adults with Down syndrome (and other “different abilities”) more visibility, as well as speaking up for women suffering from postpartum mood disorders. Click through her story to learn more and—no doubt—walk away inspired.

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