A 21-year-old woman with Down syndrome who dreams of becoming a television meteorologist has made her first on-air appearance.
Mélanie Ségard of France was invited to France 2 last week after launching a social media campaign to make her dream a reality.
Mélanie launched a social media campaign titled “Mélanie Can Do It.” With some help from Unapei, Mélanie was able to report the weather on-air for France 2 on Tuesday.
“I’m different, but I want to show everyone I can do a lot of things,” she wrote on her Facebook page.
To prepare for the big moment, Mélanie shadowed France 2 meteorologist Anaïs Baydemir.
On Tuesday, she successfully delivered the weather with confidence.
“It’s a good reminder that people with intellectual disabilities are just as capable of any other person!” Unapei wrote online.
Watch Mélanie’s impressive weather forecast below: