Audrey was born with a rare genetic disorder named Trisomy 18. Trisomy 18 is a chromosomal disorder in which there are three copies of the 18th chromosome in every cell of the body rather than the usual two.
Audrey was born on August 8th in 2003. Audrey will be 13 years old this August!Almost a real teenager!
Audrey is the youngest of 5. She has two older sisters, Jinni and Ashley, and two older brothers, Rob and Will. She also has two brother-in-laws, Nick and Andrew, and two very handsome nephews, Jackson and Cam.
Audrey was born with a rare genetic disorder named Trisomy 18. Trisomy 18 is a chromosomal disorder in which there are three copies of the 18th chromosome in every cell of the body rather than the usual two. This syndrome is also known as Edward's Syndrome.
Audrey was born with a clef lip and pallet and the repair on the lip was completed when Audrey was younger. Audrey had a Heart Defect that is typical of Trisomy 18. She had surgery when she was 18 months to correct this hole in her heart.
At the age of 3 Audrey was diagnosed with a Wilms Tumor in her kidney. During her 3rd year of life she under went surgery on her kidney and then through rounds of chemo as treatment for the cancer. She is still screened yearly for both the heart and kidney to keep any other problems at bay.Audrey uses a wheelchair to get around but loves to be on the tricycle at school! She loves to go to school with her nurse Carol and play with different button operated toys and practice standing in the standers at school. She loves to play with her nephews and to get out and about either shopping or going to lunch with her mom, sisters and best friend Barb.
Audrey our Sissy (her nickname to family members) is a blessing to our family and to all who meet her. She has taught us so much over the past 12 years. Our family is complete with Audrey and we love watching her grow older each and every year!