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Learn about Down Syndrome

What is Down Syndrome

In every cell of the body there are 23 chromosome. The 21st cell has three copies instead of having two copies. Sometimes it can be fatal but mostly jut life threatening.

Symptoms and Characteristics

Down Syndrome is noticeable right when your born. These are some ways that you can tell if you have Down Syndrome.

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In 1983 a life expectancy was 25 years old with down syndrome, today it's 60

How many people are affected by Down Syndrome?

1 in every 691 babies are born with Down Syndrome in the United States. There are more than 400,000 people living with it just in the United States today. http://www.ndss.org/Down-Syndrome/What-Is-Down-Syndrome/

In need of help

The Center for Down Syndrome at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital helps children with Down Syndrome. They help them with life, school and help them function as much as possible.