DENVER - Around 96 percent of adult women with down syndrome are obese.
It's just one of the many obstacles and struggles they have to deal with but one local young woman refuses to be a part of that statistic.
Briana Carrey, 24, weighed 227 pounds more than a year ago.
But she had one goal: to lose 50 pounds to be able to be a model in the Global Down Syndrome Fashion Show.
So she got a trainer.
"When she came to me it took her 5 minutes to walk across the street, 10 minutes to get down where my studio is and one minute on the treadmill was hard," Roberta Hughes, Briana's trainer said.
Briana had lost 63 pounds - 13 more than was the original goal - just in time for the fashion show.
She now walks on the treadmill for 20 minutes twice a day.
To date she has lost 77 pounds and wants to lose 10 more.
Once she does, The Macdonald Family Foundation has offered Briana a trip to Disneyland.
Roberta and Briana have also worked together with a jeweler and local artist to design a pendant that they sell to raise funds to pay for more training for Briana other obese adults with Down syndrome.