A local dad is celebrating the fact that a story he wrote about his daughter is now part of a national campaign.

The National Down Syndrome Society began the "My Great Story" campaign to raise awareness about living with others and sharing experiences about loved ones with down syndrome.

Metairie Resident, David Sunseri wrote about his 16-year old daughter, Peighton.   Sunseri said he wants his daughter to be seen as a typical teenager.  He said Peighton loves music and sports.

In the story he wrote about Peighton's special relationship with her 14-year old brother, Simon.

"It gives the opportunity to see my daughter as an individual.  She's no different than anyone else.  Granted she's a little slower at times, but she's no different,"  Sunseri said.

Peighton said about her father, "I love him so much."

Sunseri said Peighton has alos been diagnosed with the immune disease, Alopecia, which causes hair loss.  Currently treatment has not been successful.  He is looking for any advice from a knowledgable parent or doctor. 

The story he wrote about his daughter can be found on The National Down Syndrome Society's website at:  www.ndss.org.