They might have Down syndrome, but Caterina and Salvatore are like any other couple ... well, maybe Salvatore is more romantic than most. Caterina is certainly one lucky girl.
The syndrome is a chromosomal one, wherein there are three 21 chromosomes instead of two. It is one of the most common chromosomal abnormalities, with about one in 1000 babies born with it each year. Characteristics of the condition can vary greatly from person to person. However, there are nearly always physical and intellectual disabilities. Most people also have increased risk of heart problems, epilepsy, leukemia, thyroid diseases and others. A small chin, almond eyes and a flat nasal bridge are common physical characteristics for those with Down syndrome.