Each year, approximately 6,000 children are born with one of the most challenging and unique diagnoses; Down syndrome. On average 400,000 Americans live with Down syndrome is the United States. There are three different types of Down syndrome, Trisomy 21, Mosaicism, and Translocation. Although they each have a separate chemistry, each form of Down syndrome possess abnormal characteristics of chromosome 21.
There is not a specific criteria for Down syndrome. People of all ethnic backgrounds and economic classes may give birth to a child with Down syndrome. NDSS also states that the older women become the more likely they are to give birth to a child with Down syndrome.
Leading Edge, with host Jimmy Johnson, will be creating a segment featuring the organizations that are providing crucial services in both well-being and social engagement. This segment is going to be crucial in bringing awareness to Down syndrome. Leading Edge will help educate many people to find support and encourage those with Down syndrome. You do not want to miss Jimmy Johnson and his intake on this serious diagnosis. This segment will serve as educational inspiration for those hoping to make a difference.
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