- Frenchwoman with Down’s syndrome fulfilled her dream of becoming a TV weather presenter
- A charity launched a campaign to help her achieve her dream
- A TV network heard of the campaign and gave her a chance to present the weather
Melanie Segard, a 21-year-old Frenchwoman with Down’s syndrome, said it was her dream to present the weather on television. Her dream has finally come true when she presented the summary of the weekend weather on French national TV on Tuesday, March 14.
According to Daily Mail, Segard got the gig after Unipei, a charity dedicated to helping people with disabilities become better integrated in society, launched a campaign to help her achieve her dream. The Facebook page for the campaign called “Melanie peut le faire” [Melanie can do it] attracted likes from more than 238,000 people.
French 2 TV network heard of the campaign and gave Melanie a chance to present the weather. She was given four days of training for her stint as weather presenter and was accompanied by the TV network’s presenter while she delivers the forecast.
“I’m different, but I’d like to show everyone that I can do a lot of things. It’s work! But it’s okay. My dream was to show people the weather. And this can open doors to other people with disabilities,” Melanie said.