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Woman with Down syndrome defeats the odds

Powell with photo
Powell displays her winning photograph  
January 6, 1998
Web posted at: 3:12 p.m. EST (2012 GMT)

ATLANTA (CNN) -- Piper Powell, a part-time worker in a law office in Atlanta, proves that Down syndrome does not have to be a "social death sentence."

The 20-year-old high school graduate is an energetic, creative woman who loves life -- and clearly has been blessed with recognition and success, as Correspondent Brian Cabell reports.


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