A group of women has joined forces to run and help build a brighter future for their children with Down Syndrome. The Down Syndrome Centre is looking for 80 women to run, walk or hop alongside them at the mini-marathon ...
Sharon Schulte, 76, had a wish in life to walk her daughter Sandy to Heaven's gate. And she got it. The Minnesota mom died less than 24 hours after her eldest child, who suffered from Down Syndrome and was ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Daily Mail
Families and advocacy organizations raise awareness about the potential of individuals with Down syndrome during events year-round, and especially during October or on World Down Syndrome Day March 21st. People with Down syndrome are more powerful advocates, working or just ... FULL ARTICLE AT Bella Online
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
BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman has been arrested on a charge of first-degree murder after police say she injected alcohol-based hand sanitizer into the feeding tube of her 17-month-old son, who had Down syndrome.Twenty-year-old Erika Wigstrom was ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Huffington Post
BELLE CHASSE, Louisiana (AP) A U.S. woman has been arrested on a charge of first-degree murder after police say she injected alcohol-based hand sanitizer into the feeding tube of her 17-month-old son, who had Down syndrome.Twenty-year-old... FULL ARTICLE AT New Zealand Herald
A Louisiana woman was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder after police say she injected hand sanitizer into the feeding tube of her 17-month-old son, a Down syndrome patient who died of alcohol poisoning in January. FULL ARTICLE AT The Monroe News Star
by Associated Press US mom charged with death of Down syndrome son Associated Press - 12 March 2014 20:38-04:00 BELLE CHASSE, Louisiana (AP) — A U.S. woman has been arrested on a charge of first-degree murder after police say ... FULL ARTICLE AT New Europe News
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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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