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Sandra: ADNP syndrome

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After Sandra’s twins were born, they noticed one of the twins, Tony, wasn’t developing typically. Through testing, they discovered several brain abnormalities, heart abnormalities, vision, behavioral, feeding, and many more complications. Sandra’s genetic team told her it was unique to Tony- but Sandra thought differently. Tony went undiagnosed until he was six years old- but through some major research and dedication from Sandra, she found a genetic research study, and Tony was subsequently diagnosed with ADNP syndrome.

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Nicole- Single Gene Mutation

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While pregnant, Nicole receive a pretty grim diagnosis for her unborn son, Jacob. Doctors found a cyst on his brain, and other abnormal development. Nicole did not think she would be able to carry Jacob to term, but through a second and third opinion, they were given more positive news and gained more hope. Jacob spent the majority of his first year in the hospital, and was diagnosed with Tracheomalacia, an abnormal brain stem, and a single gene mutation- that no one else in the world has been diagnosed with.

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Maria and Brandon: Chromosomal Deletion 9Q

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While Maria was pregnant with her son Chase, a prenatal ultrasound revealed a cleft lip and some umbilical cord abnormalities.

After Chase was born, testing revealed he was missing part of a 9th chromosome on the Q branch, known as Chromosomal Deletion 9Q. Chase is the only known person with this condition, in it’s severity, in the whole world.

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