Genes carry the codes responsible for all of our inherited traits and are grouped along rod-like structures called chromosomes. Typically, the nucleus of each cell contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, half of which are inherited from each parent. Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. This additional genetic material alters the course of development and causes the characteristics associated with Down syndrome.
Brandon has Down syndrome, unknown until he was born. He is a very loving boy, although his mom said he can be very mischievous. Brandon is a big dog-lover. He also likes the police which goes along well with his adoration for Walker Texas Ranger Chuck Norris. He can tell you anything you would ever want to know about the show or character.
Kids Wish Network can’t wait to work on Brandon’s wish; make sure to stay up to date on all of the details of his wish!