It’s all my fault.
1 in almost 700 babies born in the United States have Down syndrome, the most common chromososmal condition.
In 90% of all nondisjunction trisonmy 21 cases, the extra chromosome comes from the egg, not the sperm.
My egg = My fault
As the age of the mother increases, so does the chance of having a baby born with Down syndrome.
I delivered Lily 13 days before my 35th birthday. It’s my fault- I was older.
Many decide to terminate their pregnancy when their baby is prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome.
Lily was born December 2, 2011 because I chose not to end her life. It’s my fault she exists.
Because of Lily, many women, men and children have been affected in a surprising and beautiful way. She leaves an imprint of joy and fearlessness on everyone who sees her. She is amazing, brave and boundless fun. She is a gift, a blessing. She is love.
And it’s ALL MY FAULT!