Omaha baby to appear on Times Square Jumbotron

Herman in National Down Syndrome Society video
Posted at 5:30 PM, Sep 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-11 18:33:42-04

Herman Elroy Shields III of Omaha is a baby set to appear larger than life this Saturday in Times Square.

Herman's newborn photos will be featured along with hundreds of photographs of children, teens and adults in a National Down Syndrome Society presentation drawing awareness to Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October. Herman's photos, taken when he was just 2 weeks old, were selected from more than 2,000 entries.

Herman, nicknamed "H3," was born at Methodist hospital in May. His parents, Rachel and Herman Sr., said they are amazed by him every day and that having a son with Down syndrome has had a positive impact on their family.

The NDSS video, which aims to promote acceptance and inclusion of those with Down syndrome, will air ahead of the 23rd Annual Flagship Buddy Walk in New York City. NDSS said they anticipate more than 325,000 will participate in other such walks slated to occur in more than 275 cities across the country next month.

For more information about the Buddy Walk program, visit or call 1-800-221-4602.