Oldest man in Spain with Down syndrome celebrates 74th birthday

CELEBRATIONS: The man's birthday was organised by his carer. Photo: Shutterstock

THE oldest man in Spain with Down syndrome has celebrated his 74th birthday at a party organised by his carer.

Gerardo Alonso Estupiñan, who lives in Tenerife, was surrounded by friends, family and colleagues at a party at the day centre he attends.

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The event in Telde was also attended by two mariachis to serenade Gerardo, who loves music and plays several instruments.  The pensioner has lived with a family member since his parents died and has been attending a local day centre for several years.


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