Hearing the stories of other families, knowing others have walked this journey and came out the other side is important for a caregivers well being. Stay focused on the positive and hope for the future. Check our Blog page often to hear from families and medical professionals and others involved in the down syndrome and cancer world.

Mason’s Diagnosis Story

In honor of childhood cancer awareness month, we asked one mother to share her son’s diagnosis story. Our second parent guest post is written by Nicole Ziraldo Wilson. This is Mason’s story.  *************** Mason Jude Wilson was born on August 24th, 2013. He came into the world a fighter. Prenatally, we had found out that …

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Strive For Five

Did you know that children with Down syndrome are twenty times more likely to develop leukemia? According to a recent Down Syndrome World publication (via Global Down Syndrome Foundation), children with Down syndrome have an increased likelihood of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia than that of their typically developing peers. A sobering statistic for parents whose …

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The day you discovered your child would have Down syndrome is an unforgettable day.  The moments of this experience can bring up a variety of emotions. Perhaps you were sad, scared, mad, relieved or possibly even a mix of all of these at once. Not long after receiving your child’s Down syndrome diagnosis, you likely …

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