Birthday milestone

Friday, January 18, 2019

The Lewisburg City Council passed a resolution this past Thursday honoring the 60th birthday of Hellen Smith on Jan. 15.

Smith’s sister, LaDelle, is currently trying to determine if Hellen is the oldest woman living locally with Down Syndrome, a genetic condition.

Current life expectancy for those born with Down Syndrome is between 50 and 60 years of age, up from 25 years as recently as the 1980s.

Pictured from left: Lewisburg Mayor Jim Bingham, Hellen Smith, and her sister LaDelle.