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Lee H.

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Review for Trisomy 18 Foundation, Woodbridge, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

When we found out 5 years ago that one of our twins had Trisomy 18, and our other twin was healthy, it was the most lonely feeling I've ever had. We were immediately thrust into a heart wrenching horror that seemed to have no beginning and definitely no end other than a seeming end to our lives as we knew it. We had no idea what to do, how to think, how to fight for this child we had already come to love. Then I found the Trisomy 18 Foundation. I not only was able to find all the information on what Trisomy 18 WAS, I was able to turn this horror into something that was as beautiful as it could have been, and leave us, 5 years later, with memories so precious, and memories that have less pain. Day or night there were people on the message boards who could offer advice on any and everything, who were always willing to lend an ear, support, and friendship. They KNEW what we were going through. Some of those women I am friends with to this day. If there was a specific question, the staff...the Foundation itself was always there to assist, answer and aid in any way they could. I have learned that Trisomy 18 is the killer of dreams. Through the Trisomy 18 Foundation, I have learned that I AM my childs voice, I AM the keeper of her legacy, and I CAN plan her a life or death that matters, that is important, that will help me remember her with less pain. I am forever grateful for the Trisomy 18 Foundation.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my daily life. Without the help and support I received, the birth of my twins would have been VERY different, and not in a good way.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

wish that every family experiencing a trisomy 18 challenge knew about them.

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How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

I came across it in a google search on Trisomy 18.

Role:  Client Served & I received support, information and help from the Foundation, and it has changed my life.