: When Iwona Meyer, a Polish Woman living in Berlin, gave birth to a daughter with “Down syndrome” nine years ago, her world broke into pieces. “I regret it now that I was ashamed to five birth to such a child” – said Iwona. However, with the support of her German husband, she made a normal , social life for Blanka in Berlin, even though it required lot of sacrifices. How can one make a good living with Down Syndrome? We have accompanied Blanka ever a year and observed how she copes with everyday life. At the moment, Blanka is going to school, has many friends and a bilingual child. She speaks German and Polish. Since last year Blanka attends a ballet course. This is the story of being happy, when everything seems against it.