Right when my daughter was born i knew she was special. i just didn't know how special. as she grew so did her knowledge.even though she has mosaic down syndrome she didn't let that stop her. her lifelong dream is to become a best selling horror author. i can believe she can do it as long as she tries her best and sets her mind to it.
North Bend, Washington
Our beautiful son, Aidan blessed us with his presence May 14th 2010. After a complicated natural delivery he was rushed to the NICU because he had fluid in his lungs. My husband Brandon went with him. I didn't get to see him for two hours! I was wheeled into his room. He had a big oxygen dome over his head. At that time all I cared about was him recovering and coming home, but the Pediatrician felt it was the right time to say, "Your baby has some characteristics of Down Syndrome. We would like to take blood for genetic testing."
Fighting for her daughter's rights
by Bill Warner
September 4, 2010
Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA)
Wendy Smith never considered herself a crusader or someone who would stick out in a crowd. But that all changed, she said, when the system failed her daughter, Heather Sholley, who was born with Mosaic Down Syndrome.
My daughter Dahlia, was diagnosed with Mosaic Down Syndrome at birth. She has a rare form which the geneticist here in Nashville has not seen.
Hi my name is Rene. I married at the age of 18; gave birth to 4 beautiful children but I also had 2 miscarriages. I remarried at the age of 34 at 35 I gave birth to another child; I then had another sad miscarriage; At the age of 38 I found out I was pregnant again, at my 4 month visit the Doctor wanted me to get an Amniocentesis done because something about the blood work dident look right.
I am a parent of two girls the oldest is 12 and the youngest is 3. Both of my girls have mds the percentage is different for each of them. My older daughter Sara has it in 30% of her cells and my younger daughter has not yet been determined.
In 1979... there were no standard test. I was just told that Jeremy had Mosaic Downs and to what percentage they said there was no way of knowing. Had Jeremy been born at any other hospital besides Vanderbilt University, I don't think he would have been diagnosed so early.
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Hi. My name is Aisha Oliver. We don't know whether our son has full DS or MDS; however, he doesn't appear to show full facial characteristics but does show physical characteristics such as the line in his hands, the skin on his neck and the space between his big toe. He was also diagnosed with a Complete AV Canal when I was 30 weeks. This has been a very interesting ride for us. It has definitely added something to my family that I cannot explain.
My beautiful granddaughter was born seven weeks early and appeared very healthy. Because she was early, she was transported to a neonatal facility for care. While in the hospital she was diagnosed with a heart condition and also tested for downs syndrome. We were so surprised when we were told she has mosaic down syndrome and knew absolutely nothing about it. After about 15 minutes of initial shock, the entire family just looked at each other and said- this changes nothing! God blesses each of us in his own way and she is definitely been our biggest blessing ever. My son and daughter in law immediately hugged each other and stated no tears or sadness - she's perfect the way she is.
I'm 4-1/2 months pregnant with my fourth child, and my husband and I received the most awful news yesterday Oct. 13th that the amnio came back positive with a diagnosis of "abnormal mosaic karotype - mosaic down syndrome".
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