Georgia boy with Down syndrome chosen as 2018 Gerber baby

Gerber Announces First Ever Spokesbaby With Down Syndrome

Gerber's CEO and President Bill Partyka told TODAY that his smile and happiness captured their hearts. More than 140,000 babies were entered for the contest and Cortney and Jason's son Lucas was the chosen Gerber baby.

"Every year, we choose the baby who best exemplifies Gerber's longstanding heritage of recognizing that every baby is a Gerber baby", said Partyka.

As the victor, Lucas' family will receive $50,000 and be featured on Gerber's social media through 2018, USA Today reports.

The baby and his parents made the official announcement this morning. They entice people by presenting their conception of the ideal home, the flawless body, or the flawless vehicle.

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Lucas' mom hopes that people see more than his disability.

Cortney says she wants her son to be seen as a amusing, energetic child who loves music and not just a baby with Down syndrome. They also hope that Lucas's role as this year's spokesbaby will raise awareness for kids with special needs.

"Mainly, I just want him to look back and say, 'I was the Gerber baby".

Lucas is Gerber's first spokesbaby with Down syndrome in the company's 91-year history. And Jason and Cortney hope that it'll make a great story for Lucas when he gets older. "We'll be here with him every step of the way to do it", Cortney adds.

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