“We have enjoyed her for almost 2 months now and believe wholeheartedly Rachel is a fighter.”
Rachel Cruz, Trisomy 13, 6/9/2016, Los Angeles, CA
Rachel Bella Cruz was diagnosed with full trisomy 13 five days after birth. We (mostly I) passed on the amniocentesis testing because regardless of the outcome we were not going to abort. She was born with several abnormalities with indicated there may be a chromosomal disorder. After googling the abnormalities trisomy 13 was the worst outcome I read about. When the doctor said the name of course all we could do was break down in tears. We have enjoyed her for almost 2 months now and believe wholeheartedly Rachel is a fighter. I am no longer looking at statistics, instead we are taking it day by day and enjoying every minute of it. Yes she has a tough road ahead of her with all kinds of appointments, but we will be there every step of the way.