Mason has a long list of medical complexities including a double chromosome deletion. Despite his many medical challenges, he is a light for his family.
Chromosome Abnormality: Latest Post
Kaitlin: Chromosome Deletion
Shortly after Mason was born, Kaitlin was told by doctors that he had “dysmorphic features.” Mason’s main diagnosis is a deletion of two separate chromosomes. He also has complications such as a congenital heart defect, congestive heart failure, microcephaly, auditory...
Maria and Brandon: Chromosomal Deletion 9Q
Chase has Chromosomal Deletion 9Q, a rare genetic condition, and a cleft lip and palate. Despite all the unknowns, his parents live each day to the fullest.
Dean was misdiagnosed as being incompatible with life while in utero. His parents are so glad they decided to continue the pregnancy despite scrutiny.
Sarah: Potocki- Shaffer Syndrome
Potocki-Shaffer syndrome is an extremely rare genetic disorder. So rare in fact that only a handful of people have been diagnosed with it. Betty, a sweet four year old, is one of those people. Her mom Sarah shared what life has been like so far caring for Betty and...
Bijan and Zach: Twins with 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome or DiGeorge Syndrome, and Autism
After learning their son had some markers for a genetic condition in utero, Bijan and Zach were offered to abort one of their twin boys. They declined the offer and also declined in utero testing. Jackson was diagnosed with 22q11.2 deletion or DiGeorge...
Maria: Currently Pregnant with a Fetal Diagnosis of Trisomy 18 or Edwards Syndrome
When Maria received the news that her daughter, Serenity Grace, had Trisomy 18 or Edwards syndrome, she was strongly encouraged to abort. Instead Maria moved closer to find better resources that would suit the needs of her delivery. She shared her journey...
Kristin and Chris: Full Trisomy 9
Ethan lived for 93 minutes. He is one of the only babies to be born alive with full Trisomy 9. His parents, Kristin and Chris were offered several times to abort Ethan. They decided to carry to term and are happy they chose life and got to meet...