Miriellys and Alex: Trisomy 13, or Patau syndrome

Miriellys was 6 months pregnant when she found out their  had a cleft lip and needed further testing to see why. The further testing confirmed the diagnosis of Trisomy 13. Their doctors pushed for abortion saying the condition is “incompatible with life.”

Despite the diagnosis, Miriellys and Alex chose to continue the pregnancy. After the initial fear and anger had passed, they chose to take things one day at a time. Now, Aerilyn is almost three years old and Miriellys and Alexis are thankful that they’ve had the extraordinary opportunity to be parents to their amazing little girl.


Trisomy 13. Their doctors pushed for abortion saying the condition is "incompatible with life." Despite the diagnosis, Miriellys and Alex chose to continue the pregnancy. After the initial fear and anger had passed, they chose to take things one day at a time. Now, Aerilyn is almost three years old and Miriellys and Alexis are thankful that they’ve had the extraordinary opportunity to be parents to their amazing little girl.">

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