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Life with Trisomy 9 Mosaic: Carolyn's Story
Published March 9, 2020
Soon after Carolyn was born, she received a diagnosis of Trisomy 9 Mosaic. This rare chromosomal condition is characterized by an extra ninth chromosome in some of the body’s cells. While Carolyn’s parents quickly learned the technical definition of…
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Life with Trisomy 21: Ally's Story
Published March 6, 2020
By Margaret, Ally's Mom As we approach World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st, we were asked to share a little about our daughter Alison (Ally). There is so much to write about, but I think our focus should be about how such a small little girl has m…
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Living Life to the Fullest with a Feeding Tube
Published Feb. 14, 2020
“I have spinal muscular atrophy type two,” Cory shares. “Because of my condition, I’ve had to learn to adapt to every type of normal situation, including eating.” Spinal muscular atrophy is a genetic condition that causes progressive muscle weakness…
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The Beauty of Melia's Feeding Tube
Published Feb. 7, 2020
“There are different ways to feed your baby, and they are all beautiful,” Heather says. “I hope more people learn that during Feeding Tube Awareness Week.” When her daughter Melia Grace was born last summer, Heather wasn’t familiar with all the dif…
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Iyanna's Amazing Nurses
Published Jan. 17, 2020
By Shadonna, Iyanna's mom My daughter Iyanna was born in December 2017 with a heart condition call pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum. Just a few hours after she was born, Iyanna coded, and they had to shock her heart. That’s when the …
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