Down Syndrome is a condition that occurs when some or all of the cells in a human have an extra copy of the 21st chromosome. (One variation is sometimes called Trisomy 21).
It occurs once in every 691 births in our country, affecting more than 400,000 people in the United States alone.
And it’s not the diagnosis it was 50 or even 20 years ago. People with Down Syndrome are living longer and living fuller lives — school, jobs, independence and success.
As much as this blog is NOT about Down Syndrome, it is. As much as our family’s world is NOT about Down Syndrome, it is.
We have found strength and support in many places and many faces. Each one is so special to us; however, we hope you will check out the following sites: