A Powerful Legacy
Sharing your child’s story is a powerful way to connect to new parents in the Trisomy 18 community. Like you, they are most likely facing an unfamiliar diagnosis with no idea of what to expect or what will happen in the future.
Your child’s story can help. By sharing about your child, you help others understand that each child’s story is unique, meaningful and deserving of respect. For parents of children living with Trisomy 18, it can give parents of newly diagnosed children an understanding of the joys and challenges of living with a Trisomy 18 diagnosis for children and their families.
For parents who have lost their child to Trisomy 18, honoring your child’s memory by sharing their story can help you and others heal. Finding common ground between your own grief experience and the experiences of others can help you navigate both the shared experience of loss and the uniqueness of your own grief journey and creates a powerful legacy of love and connection for your child.
We invite you to share your beloved child’s story with us and with the Trisomy 18 community. You do not have to be a professional writer. There is no wrong or right way to impart your child’s story and whatever events, emotions or experiences feel right to you. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable with what you choose to share. Sharing your child’s story will also inspire others to share theirs too. In doing so, you will help them—and you—feel less alone.
Every child’s story matters.
A Child Remembered
If you have a story to share, we'd like to hear it. For many, sharing their journey of a Trisomy 18 diagnosis is a way to give back, say thank you, or inspire and encourage others.