A Louisiana mother has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 17-month-old baby boy, who was suffering from Down syndrome and had three holes in his heart. Police says Erika Wigstrom, 20, confessed to killing her son ... FULL ARTICLE AT Softpedia
(Your browser doesn't support iframe)In the run up to World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st, an advocacy organization has released an ad called Dear Future Mom that made me cry ugly, ugly tears.
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A pregnant mother recently sent an email to CoorDown, Italy's national organization for people with Down syndrome. The future mom had learned her unborn son had the genetic disorder, and she was scared. "What kind of life will my ... FULL ARTICLE AT Brandweek
Erika Wigstrom's 17-month-old son was found with a blood-alcohol level of 0.280 — more than three times the state's legal limit to drive — when he died on Jan. 24, an autopsy report found. FULL ARTICLE AT New York Daily News
Down syndrome, or Down's syndrome (primarily in the United Kingdom), trisomy 21, or trisomy G, is a chromosomal disorder caused by the presence of all or part of an extra 21st chromosome. It is named after John Langdon Down, the British physician who described the syndrome in 1866. The disorder was identified as a chromosome 21 trisomy by Jérôme Lejeune in 1959. The condition is characterized by a... Full
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