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Reagan’s story

Our daughter, Reagan Leigh, was born in March 2007. The first few months of her life were relatively normal. Like all new parents, we were adjusting to sleep deprivation while learning to console a fussy, colicky baby, or so we thought at the time. When …

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Put your best fork forward and choose whole grains

…  health benefits. Although many products now contain “enriched” flour, which may add vitamins back into the refined grain, much of …  refined grain. Also, be sure to steer clear of the words enriched or bleached on the ingredient list. When purchasing bread, look for …

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The best and worst day

…  have met some wonderful people and participated in some enriching events. The CHD community of patients, parents and professionals has …

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My journey from a patient to a scientist

I was living the life of luxury – chicken tenders were brought to me on call, buckets of toys were given to me daily and staying up until midnight was not optional, but mandatory. With endless hours of fun and no restrictions, I was living the dream  …

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Why I am a passionate advocate for research in rare diseases

I am a mom of two young men, aged 18 and 16 years old. I am also the chair of the Research Support Committee of the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation (PMSF). Most people have never heard of Phelan-McDermid syndrome. Several years ago, I had never heard …

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