The following tidbits of information for Trisomy Awareness month are brought to you by a passionate trisomy mom and friend, Alisha, who is part of the Hope for Trisomy organization. Visit our Facebook page to keep up with a month of facts, fun and inspiration!
|This is Alisha with her full trisomy 18 son, Lane, who is 4 years old.|
3/2/13: On our 2nd day of MARCHING into TRISOMY AWARENESS MONTH, we are going to learn who is more likely to become pregnant with a child diagnosed with Trisomy. Can you guess? Well...the answer is, any female who can become pregnant! Trisomy DOES NOT discriminate! Trisomy doesn't care what age you are (although there is a higher risk in women older than 40), what ethnic group, what demographic location, or how much money you make! Trisomy can happen to you, a family member, or a friend! Please help us in bringing awareness to the WORLD. SHARE because you CARE. ♥
3/3/13: On our 3rd day of MARCHING into TRISOMY AWARENESS MONTH, we are going to share the 3 different types of TRISOMY. The 3 different types being FULL, MOSAIC, and PARTIAL. The most common type is FULL Trisomy, and this means the extra chromosome occurs in every cell of the body. This type of Trisomy is not hereditary. MOSAIC Trisomy occurs when the extra chromosome is present in some (but not all) of the cells of the body. Like Full Trisomy, Mosaic Trisomy is not inherited and is a random occurrence that takes place during cell division. PARTIAL Trisomy occurs when only "part" of an extra chromosome is present. Some Partial Trisomy syndromes may be caused by hereditary factors. It is important to note...while there are different types of Trisomy, this does not mean one is better for a child than another. With each type, there is a wide spectrum of severity. It is hard to say how the extra chromosome will impact an individual child from the genetic diagnosis alone. Share because you Care. ♥
Check out these Inspirational Trisomy Kids Stories brought to you by Hope for Trisomy.