Orange Socks Stories
Changing Minds and Inspiring Life
Jacob is the first person to ever be diagnosed with a single gene mutation. His parents have learned to live in the moment and love their journey with him.
Ann gave birth to beautiful identical girls. When they were only a few hours old, they noticed something might be different with them. They were later diagnosed as having spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. Ann shares her journey in fighting for her...
When Wil was born with Down syndrome, his father thought his world was over. He has since realized, what a blessing Wil is to family and strangers alike.
At the time of his diagnosis, Parker was the 85th case person to be diagnosed with ADNP syndrome. He has a rare genetic condition that can cause a variety of different abnormalities. Kayla and Josh talked about their journey towards finding a diagnosis and what life...
Laura and Devin had only been married for three years when Laura’s youngest sister, Annie, came to live with them. Annie has Down syndrome and was 13 years old when her mother passed away. Laura and Devin share the positive impact Annie has had on their family...
Ryann was a foster mom when she got a call about a baby with Spina Bifida who needed a home. She eventually adopted him and has enjoyed the journey.
After going through some challenging, family experiences, Mercedes and Andy decided to adopt a child with Down syndrome. They are forever grateful they did.
Connie has been taking care of her daughter with cerebral palsy, cognitive impairment, and a seizure disorder for 41 years. She finds happiness every day.
Courtney and John struggled to parent their daughter who had serious behavioral issues. Once she was diagnosed with autism, things drastically improved.
Emerson was diagnosed with Congenital Nephrotic syndrome as a baby. Life has been anything but normal, but a kidney transplant will change everything.
Shortly after Tell was born, he was diagnosed with Syntelencephaly, a rare condition. His family has learned to find joy in their daily challenges.
Jennifer’s whole life has been shaped by her sister, Vanessa, who has Down syndrome. She wishes everyone could experience the wonderful life she has had.
Having a sibling with autism and epilepsy was difficult for Stephanie for many years. However, she loves her brother dearly and is very grateful for him.
At age 7, Jace was diagnosed with Cockayne syndrome, a rare, fatal disorder. To give him the best life possible, his mother was his strongest advocate.
Tyson has Fragile X syndrome. His diagnosis has made life anything but normal but his family learned to adapt to his needs and still enjoy family time.
Having a brother with MPS was challenging for Nathan growing up. He is now taking his experiences and helping others who have a sibling with a disability.
After finding out her unborn baby had Anencephaly, Summer decided to embrace her time with him by carrying him to term and then donate his organs.
Brenna was born with Harlequin Ichthyosis, a rare skin condition that requires constant care. Her condition teaches that beauty is more than what you see.
Max was born with numerous medical complications involving his heart and brain. His short life brought his parents much joy and peace.
Will has three older siblings and all of them have a disability. His childhood wasn’t “normal” but his siblings have shaped him into who he is today.
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.