The heartwarming reason this Grey's Anatomy star is sharing pics of her son

goss 04/10/2018

Grey's Anatomy star Caterina Scorsone (who plays Amelia Sheppard) has shared a heartwarming message about her son online.

October is Down Syndrom Awareness Month and since Caterina's son has Down Syndrome, she decided to use her platform to talk about how important it is to accept people's differences.

"October is Down syndrome awareness month. Here’s a little info. 1 in 700 babies is born with Down syndrome. Language is important." her Instagram post began

"Parents don’t have a 1 in 700 'RISK' of having a baby with Down syndrome. Parents have a 1 in 700 CHANCE of having a baby with Down syndrome, just like they have a 50 percent CHANCE of having a girl and a 50 percent CHANCE of having a boy. (With some beautiful variations in there as well)."

"Differences are beautiful. Language changes how people think. Words are important. #HitTheJackpot #TheLuckyFew #NothingDownAboutIt #Love."

The star's fans were quick to respond to her message and photos, with one saying his smile could 'brighten even the darkest of days!' - we totally agree!