2021 SOFT Virtual Conference is July 19 – 25!

The 2021 SOFT Virtual Conference planning is in the final stages and we are very excited to share this event with you. The team has been working hard to make sure our virtual event feels as much like home as our in-person events do. Because of the virtual format, we have stretched conference out a…

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Augustinas Berankis – Trisomy 13

“He has taught us so much already! We are blessed to have Augustinas in our family.” When my pregnancy reached eighteen weeks, we had an ultrasound that resulted in Patau syndrome as my son’s diagnosis. I was told that there was a huge possibility of miscarriage. Our doctor of genetics let me know that the…

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Arleth Alcantara – Trisomy 13

“It was hard, but not impossible, because my love for Arleth and her eagerness to live, gave me the strength I needed to go on.” Arleth was born at 35 weeks and 6 days. She weighed 5 pounds and 13 ounces. She spent 23 days in the NICU, so she was baptized there since we…

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Trisomy Awareness Month Proclamations

Trisomy Awareness Month Proclamations 2021

March 1st begins 2021 Trisomy Awareness Month As of today, SOFT has received 2021 Trisomy Awareness Month Proclamations from 24 states. Although March has been declared and recognized as Trisomy Awareness Month for over 10 years it has taken some time to get the month officially recognized by individual state. Eight states would have declared…

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Newborns with trisomy 13 or 18 can benefit from heart surgery

Republished with permission. Infants with the genetic disorders trisomy 13 or 18 are more likely to survive if they undergo heart surgery, a study from researchers at Stanford and the University of Arkansas has found. Heart surgery significantly decreases in-hospital mortality among infants with either of two genetic disorders that cause severe physical and intellectual…

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