Princess Diana's Goddaughter Domenica Lawson, Who Has Down Syndrome, Shares Impressions About Her First Job

September 3, 2019

Domenica Lawson is Princess Diana's goddaughter, who was born to Rosa Moncton- a close friend of the late princess.

Domenica was born with Down Syndrome in 1995, and it was a harsh reality for her mother.

However, Princess Diana was there to help her through it. The British jewelry executive recalled that the 'people's princess' encouraged her to believe in Domenica and her abilities.

"She said, 'Believe in her, love her and I'll be there every step of the way.' She already had that vision of what Domenica could become, which I simply couldn't see."

Although Diana couldn't be there every step of the way as she died when Domenica was just 2, the legacy and belief she left behind as spurred Domenica to become a phenomenal woman.

Diana's vision of who Domenica would become is fast coming to pass!

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Her first job!

During a sit-down with HELLO! Magazine, Domenica alongside her mother, opened up about her first job.

The 24-year-old works as a waitress at the Pavilion Gardens Cafe in Brighton, and she loves every bit of it.

Speaking to the magazine, the two-month-old employee said:

"I love working here. It's amazing. When I got my first pay packet, I felt so happy and overwhelmed."

She explained that she saved up from her pay and treated her family during their holiday to Cornwall.

Diana's goddaughter wasn't the only one who had impressions about the first job. Her mother disclosed that ever since her daughter got the job, she has "blossomed."

She also revealed that Diana would be incredibly proud of Domenica if she were alive today.

Rosa mentioned that she was able to help her girl secure the job through her charity, Team Domenica, which trains adults with learning disabilities and equips them for employment for the outside world.

She got the inspiration to start the charity when her daughter struggled with finding employment.

Tips for adults with Down Syndrome

Domenica's story is proof that Down Syndrome doesn't have to stop you from living your life. Here are some helpful tips to help you navigate the world better:

  • ensure you have a living arrangement that keeps you close to people;
  • identify what jobs would suit your needs;

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  • never shy away from social activities.

Domenica is an inspiration to us all! There is no doubt that she'll attain greater heights!