Today is National Trisomy 18 Awareness Day!

March 18, 2010 at 3:53 AM 2 comments

Today, March 18, 2010, is National Trisomy 18 Awareness Day!

National Trisomy 18 Awareness Day occurs on the 18th day (to represent the chromosome affected – the 18th chromosome) of the 3rd month (to represent the trisomy – the 3 copies of the chromosome) of the year.

What can you do?

  • All of you on Facebook, to raise awareness consider posting this as your status for today:

Today is National Trisomy 18 Awareness Day, the 18th day of the 3rd month, 3/18. Please consider reposting this as your status if you know someone who has been diagnosed with Trisomy 18 along with that child’s name to help raise awareness and honor that child’s life. If appropriate, consider using an image of the child as your profile picture for today. ~In loving memory of my daughter, Hailey Marie Vanderlip~

  • You can share links to my blog or to my posts about Trisomy 18 via facebook, twitter, email, etc.
  • You can share the YouTube video ’99 Balloons’ about Eliot, probably the most famous baby diagnosed with Trisomy 18, via facebook, twitter, email, etc
  • You can spread the word about Trisomy 18 with others in your conversations today and help educate others.
  • You can educate yourself if you still don’t know much about Trisomy 18.

Here are some links you might consider sharing:

March: Trisomy Awareness Month Blog Post

Hailey’s Story on Be Not Afraid

99 Balloons

Trisomy 18 Foundation

Trisomy 18 Hope

Do you know someone besides Hailey who was diagnosed with Trisomy 18? Leave a comment for me, I’d love to hear about it!


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Keri  |  March 18, 2010 at 5:05 AM

    Thank you for the information. I posted it in our blog.

  • 2. kvanderlip  |  March 19, 2010 at 4:28 AM

    Thanks everyone for sharing however you chose to share – via your blog, facebook status, etc.! It means a lot! 🙂


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