Orange Socks Stories

Changing Minds and Inspiring Life

Terah and Brian: Down Syndrome

After unsuccessfully trying for five years to get pregnant, Terah and Brian turned to in vitro fertilization.  During their second round, they found out Terah was pregnant. An hour after Indy was born, she was diagnosed with Down syndrome.  They were devastated.  They...

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Erika: Microcephaly

Erika was given a very grim diagnosis when she was six months pregnant.  Her daughter, Erilyn was diagnosed with microcephaly.  She was very pressured to abort Erilyn.  Now eight years later, Erika is grateful she chose life and can see that Erilyn is a blessing and...

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Shirlene: Down Syndrome

Jim is 51 years old and has Down syndrome.  He lives with his mom Shirlene who at the time of his diagnosis had never met anyone with Down syndrome.  At first, she was devastated. She now knows how grateful she is that Jim came into her life. Loving Your Child With...

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Beth and Bryce: Angelman Syndrome

It took almost three years to get an official diagnosis for their son, Smith.  Beth and Bryce shared their journey to getting a diagnosis of Angelman syndrome and how it has impacted their family. Making Your Heart Grow Long journey towards a diagnosis Unlike several...

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Christine: Autism

Christine knew there was something different about her oldest daughter Skylynn.  They first hoped she had a sensory processing disorder. However, at the age of two Skylynn was diagnosed with autism.  Christine has spent every day since her diagnosis advocating for her...

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Phyllis and Keven: Polymicrogyria

When Laura wasn’t meeting developmental milestones, Keven and Phyllis brought her their pediatrician.  They were shocked to learn that she had polymicrogyria. Over the years they realized what  an absolute joy to Laura was to have in their family.   Losing a Child...

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