~THIS is a beautiful video created by a friend and fellow Trisomy 13 Mommy---Micayla, Mommy to Angel Faith. Please watch and share with others, so that everyone can see the true face of Trisomy 13.
Sadly, many never hear of Trisomy 13, aka Patau Syndrome, until their own prenatal diagnosis. Trisomy and nature do not discriminate. There is currently no way to prevent this, nor is there a cure. Quite often, Trisomy 13 is not diagnosed prenatally until half-way through the pregnancy---as is what occurred with my own prenatal journey with Bennett-Chadlen.
We formed a bond with our sweet boy and then the devastating prognosis was delivered. I have to say that despite the fact that I knew his time here on Earth may be short, I looked forward to every prenatal visit. I cherish the memory of each peak we had by ultra-sound, and I remember the sound of his heart beating inside of me. The birth of my son Nimkee was one of the most amazing days of my life.
As you will see in this video montage, many families love and treasure the time that they have received with their little ones.
Many children are continuing to thrive, and you may see some of their beautiful, smiling faces here!
Much Love, Peace, & Nimkee blessings to all, especially our special Trisomy families....XXOO