Meet the New Gerber Baby… With Down Syndrome!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Feb. 16, 2018
  • Joni's Posts

Meet the new Gerber Baby… with Down Syndrome!

This cutie with a contagious smile is 18-month-old Lucas Warren and recently he made history: He's the first child with Down syndrome to become Gerber's "Spokesbaby of the year" in its 91-year history. 

At Joni and Friends, we consider this a ‘victory’ for the sanctity-of-life, especially in light of recent trends to dissuade pregnant mothers from carrying their unborn children with Down syndrome to full term. But when a major corporation highlights and ascribes special honor to a child with a significant disability, it can’t help but influence society’s perspective on life-value. So, three cheers for little Lucas Warren, and a big shout-out to the folks at Gerber for this wonderful landmark!


Post A Comment

(view posted comments below)

All comments are reviewed by Joni and Friends before they appear on the website.

  • Your email address will not be published with your comment or be displayed anywhere else on our website.
  • We do not rent or sell your personal information to other companies or individuals.
  • For more information please see our privacy policy.
Post A Comment 


With that big smile, that bow tie and twinkle of eye, Lucas invites me, at (90+) to buy some Gerber's!
  • March 19, 2018
  • 8:20 p.m.
  • BettyLu Anderson
Hi Joni, This is such a sweet baby, God bless him and keep him and thank you for posting this at Joni and friends. Jesus loves this baby and he loves us. Agape'
  • March 3, 2018
  • noon
  • Renate
Happy to see Lucas handsome face! What a sweet boy!
  • Feb. 23, 2018
  • 7:02 a.m.
  • Patti Ann
Hi Joni yes! I agree with you, and God is on his side the world is changing to worse. It's too easy to say kill, I'm praying for the families of the shooting victims not long till our Lord returns
  • Feb. 17, 2018
  • 4:54 a.m.
  • Meg. Haig
What a beautiful baby 👶🏼I don't know why any one would want to harm any baby😱🙏🏼✝️
  • Feb. 16, 2018
  • 10:39 a.m.
  • Sylvia Williams
Lucas has such an infecteous smile. What a gorgeous boy!!!😍😍
  • Feb. 16, 2018
  • 8:16 a.m.
  • Jenny
Excellent!!!! Happy to hear about this :)
  • Feb. 16, 2018
  • 7:24 a.m.
  • Marja Poutiainen