October 3 – Three Types of Down Syndrome!

When I say Coldon has Down syndrome, did you wonder what type of Down syndrome he has? Wait… there’s more than one?  Actually yes, there are three; nondisjunction, translocation and mosacism. Coldon was diagnosed with non-disjunction Trisomy 21. (there are several different “nicknames” out there. Our genetics counselor called it “Free Trisomy 21.”) I know […]

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October 1 – It’s Down Syndrome Awareness Month!

October 1st begins Down syndrome awareness month; my favorite part of Down syndrome, aside from Coldon! 💙💛💙 Since learning of Coldon’s diagnosis, God has placed on my heart a need to support other DS families and to inform and educate society about the Down syndrome you don’t see in fact sheets and antiquated text books— the […]

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October 2 – What is Down Syndrome?

What is Down syndrome? The medical term is Trisomy 21; a genetic condition where an individual has a third copy of their 21st Chromosome. They literally have “a little something extra!”  Fun fact about Down syndrome: there are three different types of Don syndrome; no -disjunction (most common type), translocation (only type that’s inherited) and […]

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