Tag: Down syndrome

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Adriel’s Orlando Magic Visit with Victor Oladipo

March 18th, 2016

“The basketball and fireman enthusiast had the time of his life on his dream wish trip” A prenatal diagnostic test confirmed that Adriel would be born with Down syndrome. Complications associated with Down syndrome became apparent after Adriel’s birth. These included a low platelet count that required a transfusion and a heart murmur that kept […]

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Ayden’s Beach Adventures

January 19th, 2016

“It was a beach vacation specifically tailored to his tastes” Little Ayden came into the world via an emergency c-section. During his birth, the outer layer of the umbilical cord connecting Ayden and his mother began deteriorating. It then detached and wrapped around Ayden’s body. He lost a lot of blood in the process. Afterward, […]

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Adeline Davis

A Glass Slipper for Adeline

July 20th, 2015

“PRINCESS-PACKED WISH TRIP WAS SPECTACULAR” Adeline was diagnosed at birth with Down syndrome, a congenital disorder that can cause intellectual impairment and physical abnormalities. She was placed in the NICU for six days where she then contracted E-coli. After her release, Adeline was diagnosed with hypothyroidism at 6 months old when she didn’t reach her […]

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Christopher’s Perfect Playground

July 1st, 2015

“He’s been practicing his slide skills” Diagnosed at birth with Down syndrome, doctors also immediately discovered that Christopher had a hole in his heart and reflux. After two years, the hole closed on its own without surgical intervention, but Christopher still faced challenges. In addition to Down syndrome, he has severe asthma, requiring multiple daily […]

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Helping Auriana Find Her Voice

January 9th, 2015

Auriana, or Auri, as she is affectionately called, was born with Down syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes lifelong developmental delays and poor muscle tone. As a result of that condition, Auri suffers from atrioventricular canal defect, a combination of several abnormalities in the heart. This defect occurs when there’s a hole between the chambers […]

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Olivia Murray 2

Olivia’s Disney Dream Comes True

September 25th, 2014

“Olivia had a wonderful time” Olivia was born 5 weeks early and diagnosed immediately with Down syndrome, a genetic disorder that results in varied symptoms. This disorder, however, was not what put Olivia’s life in danger. First, she was diagnosed as failure to thrive, meaning her weight gain was significantly lower than others her age, […]

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Amy’s and Yixi’s Princess Playground

June 18th, 2014

“It’s so wonderful to see a smile on the girls’ faces” Wish Kids and sisters Amy and Yixi were both born in China was the same life-threatening illness. The two girls were diagnosed as infants with Down syndrome, a genetic condition that causes delays in the way a child develops, both physically and mentally, and […]

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