Watch: Barrett brothers share sister’s touching story


The Barrett brothers have shared the story of their 16-year-old sister Zara to raise awareness about Down syndrome.

Robyn and Kevin ‘Smiley’ Barrett have eight kids, including sons Beauden, Scott, Jordie, Kane and Blake and daughters Ella, Jenna and Zara.

The Barretts spoke to Newshub about Zara in the touching video below.

‘People with Down syndrome need to feel loved and included,’ said Beauden, the All Blacks flyhalf. ‘She’s so awesome and we love that about her. She calls it how she sees it and she appreciates the simple things in life.’