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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Trisomy Awareness Month is around the corner We put together this limited time special order for youth and toddler size shirts so that you can get the colors you want for your Trisomy Awareness Day and all month long. Here are the details: Shirts are available in Youth sizes X-Small through X-Large and in Toddler…

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SOFT Trisomy Awareness Month Video Blast

  Join us for the Trisomy Awareness Month video blast! The Trisomy Awareness Month video blast is coming and we hope you will join us. We are going to blast social media with short 60 second videos to inform and educate people about our SOFT kids and their various Trisomy conditions. We invite all of…

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SOFT Trisomy Awareness Month Products

March is Trisomy Awareness Month! Trisomy Awareness Month is the time when we share awareness and education of Trisomy conditions, celebrate our children who are beating the odds and remember our sweet Angels who left us far too soon. Trisomy Awareness Month is not just about sharing what a Trisomy is and how it can…

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We make the most of our situation. We laugh through hospital admissions. We sing through the storm. And we love more fiercely than we ever have. All because of one extra chromosome. ‘Trisomy 18.’ ‘Incompatible with life.’ ‘Why would anyone want a baby like that?’ I think back to the day those words shook my…

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“Verity’s life is anything but futile! She brings love and joy to our household every single day. Her smile and laugh light up our world.” I had never heard of Edwards Syndrome before I got the phone call, but it was the day that changed our lives. Diagnostics confirmed over the next week that our…

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Dr. Stephen BraddockTumor Risk and Surveillance in Trisomy 18. Dr. Braddock discusses Wilms tumor and other conditions that a child with trisomy should be monitored for. From the SOFT 2020 Virtual Conference. About Dr. Stephen Braddock:Dr. Stephen Braddock provides genetic evaluations, diagnoses, and counseling for patients of all ages. This includes services not exclusive to…

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Dr. John Carey – Trisomy 13/18 The Basics Dr Carey explains the basics of how a trisomy occurs and the differences between full, partial and mosaic. From the SOFT 2020 Virtual Conference. Dr. John C. Carey Throughout his career, Dr. Carey has been interested in birth defect syndromes and the care of children with these…

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Dr. Nicole Birge & Dr. Meaghann WeaverHeartland Cares: Quality of Life and Family Impact in Caring for Children with Trisomy 13 and 18. From the SOFT 2020 Virtual Conference. About Dr. Nicole Birge:Nicole Birge M.D. is the Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Omaha.Children’s NICU is unique…

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