A YOUNG Limerick lad is promoting an extremely important message of inclusion, diversity and ability through his podcast.
Pádraig O’Callaghan has opened up about his intention of helping people, young and old ahead of World Down Syndrome Day tomorrow.
While lockdown was challenging for many, the 11-year-old brought some positivity to viewers through the ‘Paudcast’.
Pádraig told the Irish Sun: “I started my Paudcast last year as a way of keeping busy and spreading some positivity. I am now recording season four.
“My Mam and Dad tell me I was always very determined and motivated, even as a very small baby.
“Because it takes kids with Down syndrome a little bit longer to do things, and because we have to work a little bit harder to hit our milestones. I suppose remaining so upbeat comes naturally to me.
“I’m a huge believer that you need to work hard to achieve results so there’s no point in being negative about anything.”
During his first year in presenting, the Limerick boy has interviewed some big names.
Pádraig said: “Interviewing Micheal Martin and Leo Varadkar was so cool. It was organised by Down syndrome Ireland because I am an ambassador for the Upside campaign.
“On the day of interviews, I presented both the Taoiseach and Tánaiste with a copy of the report.’
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