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Ten Fingers, Ten Toes, and a Congenital Defect. (Part One)

1 in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect.

Every 4 1/2 minutes, a baby is born with a birth defect.

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The Number of Hispanic Children Born With Down Syndrome Continues to Rise

Down Syndrome is one of the most common genetic conditions in the U.S. and one in every 691 babies is born each day with the genetic condition. 339 more words

Health Conditions

Hey aunty... what's happening in heaven?

In the last five days or so, there has been one reference to my aunt or the other. And each time I’ve smiled. Not because I don’t miss her (and I miss her terribly), but because… I don’t know. 723 more words

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We're all a little bit broken

I don’t like things that are broken. I am a big fan of purging and am ALWAYS throwing things out or giving them away. Broken things I definitely do not have time for. 1,125 more words

Representation is Important

I am taking a quick break from frantically typing my candidacy/Congress paper to write something quickly about representation.

I grew up seeing no one that looked anything like me. 932 more words

PhDing In Doubt

Loss, longing, and love (part one)

It’s been a difficult week, as part of a difficult academic year, as a piece of a difficult series of months. In spite of this or perhaps because of it, the universe was kind enough to remind me that I am doing good work, and for that I’m very thankful. 955 more words

PhDing (in Doubt)

WATCH: Mum talks about her daughter's #SpinaBifida diagnosis

Kathleen McCallion talks about her daughter’s Spina Bifida diagnosis

Spina bifida literally means ‘split spine’

“A fault in the development of the spinal cord and surrounding bones (vertebrae) leaves a gap or split in the spine. 43 more words

Spina Bifida