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Spring Five

Happy Summer!! Oh wait – I totally skipped Spring on the blog! I admit it… I just don’t prioritize blogging during the school year. The other priorities just don’t leave enough space. But school’s out for summer vacay and now I’ve got a chance to look back and write about our Spring highlights 🙂 Calvin’s… Continue reading Spring Five

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Henry, Dup15q · School

Happy Rare Disease and IEP Day

Happy Rare Disease Day! And happy Henry’s IEP meeting day 🙂 Rare disease day is a day to honor and celebrate individuals living with rare diseases and to raise awareness about different rare diseases and syndromes. I totally forgot to prepare for it this year! In years past, I have made kind of a big… Continue reading Happy Rare Disease and IEP Day

Henry, Dup15q

A Diagnosis We Were Ready For

Calvin’s diagnosis of 22q was a big surprise to us. Henry’s diagnosis of Dup15q was bigger than a big surprise – it was a total shock. But this past January, Henry recieved another diagnosis and this time it was one that we did see coming. By far most individuals with Dup15q syndrome are also diagnosed… Continue reading A Diagnosis We Were Ready For

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Dup15q Believe Walk 2016

This year, since we are out here on the east coast, we had the opportunity to go to the first Dup15q Believe Walk held in Atlanta!  It was an awesome way to meet other Dup15q individuals and families and to show our love and support for them while also helping raise funds for research. The… Continue reading Dup15q Believe Walk 2016

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Happy Happy Henry Day!

We have been spending time with grandparents and cousins, getting lots of sun, having lots of fun, and very much enjoying our summer. In my own effort to relax as much as possible I have been letting the blog go by the wayside a bit, but here I am, doing a little summer catch-up starting… Continue reading Happy Happy Henry Day!

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How’s Henry? A Little Update on our Super “Duper”

Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon affiliate links and I may receive a small compensation for providing links to Amazon products. My little Super Duper Henry is almost 3 years old and seeming more and more like a big kid every minute! I call him a “Super Duper” because he was born with Dup15q Syndrome –… Continue reading How’s Henry? A Little Update on our Super “Duper”

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15 Super Special Things About my Son with Dup15q Syndrome

It’s the 15th! On the 15th of each month I try to do some kind of awareness post about Henry’s syndrome: Dup15q. It’s a rare genetic disorder characterized by an extra piece of the 15th chromosome. Here are some of my other Dup15q posts: Rare Disease Day: Get to Know 22q and Dup15q Henry’s Dup15q… Continue reading 15 Super Special Things About my Son with Dup15q Syndrome

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How Instagram Helped Me Embrace My Son’s Diagnosis

I’ve shared about how my second son’s diagnosis of Dup15q syndrome was difficult for me, and the things I wish I’d known in those early days of coping with such surprising news about my baby boy. One of the things that was, and still is, difficult about being a parent of a kid with a rare… Continue reading How Instagram Helped Me Embrace My Son’s Diagnosis

Calvin, 22q Deletion · Henry, Dup15q

Rare Disease Day: Get to Know 22q and Dup15q

Today on Rare Disease Day, I invite you to learn more about 22q deletion syndrome and dup15q syndrome! Let’s start with 22q! 22q deletion syndrome is not all that rare! It is the second most common chromosomal syndrome after Down Syndrome. With Down Syndrome, there’s an extra copy of chromosome 21. With 22q deletion, chromosome… Continue reading Rare Disease Day: Get to Know 22q and Dup15q

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Getting Ready for Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day is February 29th! That’s this coming Monday, you guys! Join me in raising awareness and support for individuals with rare diseases and disorders. So, what is Rare Disease Day and why do I care about it? From RareDiseaseDay.org Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year. The… Continue reading Getting Ready for Rare Disease Day