On November 18 2009 at 4:02 am William Alan Bartosch was joyfully welcomed into our family. He weighed in at 7 lbs 9 oz and 20 in long. We were stunned to discover that he was born with Trisomy 21, or Down syndrome. We love him unconditionally from the top of his toe-head to the tips of his toes. We know that this diagnosis will not define him. He is a happy, healthy little boy that just happens to have an extra chromosome.

Follow us on this unexpected and exciting journey as we learn how to live life Will's Way.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

First Fact About Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is the most common chromosomal anomaly, occuring once in every 691 live births.  Approximately 5,000 babies are born with Ds in the US annually and there are over 400,000 people living with Down syndrome in the US alone.  I found these numbers shocking!

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