During a 24 week ultrasound, Jessie and Nathan were told that their unborn son, Ammon, had a heart condition as well as clubfoot in both feet. After they met with a specialist, and were encouraged to abort their son. They choose to continue with the pregnancy and Ammon was unexpectedly born with several other conditions. Despite all of this, he has enriched their lives with his happy personality.
After Evanna was born, Kierra and her husband received an official diagnosis of 22q11 Deletion syndrome.
When Evanna was 5 months old she had her first open heart surgery; and subsequently spent 400 days in the hospital due to complications.
Evanna has a major heart condition know as Pulmonary Atresia– MAPCA’s (Major aortopulmonary collateral arteries) which is often a complication found with 22q11 Deletion syndrome. She also has a critical airway, known condition known as Tracheomalacia.
Bijan was pregnant when she was told one of her twins had some abnormalities. They declined an Amniocentesis, and decided to keep the pregnancy. Once born, they found their son Jackson had 22q11.2 deletion syndrome- DiGeorge syndrome.
Their sons are now 3 years old. Jackson’s twin, Walker, was recently diagnosed with Autism.