“Aaron is truly our Gift from Heaven, and he is very compatible with joy”
Aaron Peterson, Trisomy 18, Alpine UT, 6/13/2010
Aaron is our 9th child, 7th son and was born on June 13th, 2010 with full Trisomy 18. I felt from the beginning of our trisomy journey that he would live longer than most. He is now 21 months old and going strong.
In the beginning, I had such a hard time dealing with his diagnosis, that we chose not to tell very many people outside of our immediate family. There were so many difficult emotions and feelings that I didn’t want to have to deal with curious looky-loos and their (sometimes) insensitive comments. We set up a carepages site to keep close friends and family informed. A full account of our journey can be found on Aaron’s blog: Compatible With Joy – Trisomy 18 and the carepages at Gift from Heaven. Gift from Heaven begins the night before our amnio and goes through his first birthday. The blog starts in March before his first birthday and continues through the present. Yes, they overlap.
Aaron is truly our Gift from Heaven, and he is very compatible with joy. We love our bug.