Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Trisomy Awareness Day 12

Trisomy Awareness Day 12, featuring Landon! 

Landon is perfect. No one can convince me otherwise. Landon was born on January 18, 2006 and immediately the hospital staff knew something was not right with Landon. After a week we found out the news that Landon had a rare chromosome disorder called Unbalanced Translocation 12&18, duplication 12p. We got thrown into Genetics 101 real fast. Learning Landon had this rare chromosome disorder was hard for us to understand and the doctors had no real information to offer us. After 3 weeks in the NICU Landon was released and we were to live life like normal. Our new normal.
Landon went through the county Birth-3 program receiving physical, occupational, and speech therapy. There are a lot of things Landon cannot do like sitting up, walking, talking, daily care, etc..... We try not to focus on what Landon cannot do, rather, we try to focus on what he CAN do. Landon can light up a room with his smiles and giggles. Landon tries to communicate with sounds and giggles. Everyone who meets Landon falls instantly in love with him and he forever makes a mark in their heart.
Landon is now 7 years old and a beautiful growing boy, who has a heart of gold. Landon has 2 older brothers who are 9 and 11 whom he loves so much. Landon is all boy too! He loves to swing, 4wheel, swim, and snuggle. Landon has taught us so much about life and unconditional love. I am so proud to be Landon's Mom and I am so proud of my older boys who are going to be the most sensitive, loving men when they grow up.

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