WHS Awareness Day is April 16. On this date, we share our experiences of knowing, loving and celebrating individuals with Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome, a chromosomal abnormality resulting from a deletion on the short arm of the 4th Chromosome. If you know a child or an adult with WHS, you’ve likely come to know that we are all connected […]

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Thank you SO much to all who have ordered the Superhero Story Book, our 2019 Valentine’s Day Fundraiser. You are superstar supporters, and we appreciate you and all you do for our kids! If you haven’t ordered yet, don’t worry… there’s still time! Orders are due by EOD this Friday, Jan. 25. The Superhero Story Book […]

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Love is our children’s greatest superpower! That’s why we’re so excited to launch our 2019 Valentine’s Day Fundraiser: The Superhero Story Book! This colorful, inspiring paperback photo book features 36 superheroes – children with Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome, who wow us every day with their bravery and heart. Thank you to the families who shared pictures of their awesome kiddos! […]

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If you’ve ever wondered what a real superhero looks like, we have the answer! The Holiday Fundraiser item is a Superhero Photobook. Cover reveal… Within the pages of this special book, you’ll find the photos of 36 superheroes – children with Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome, who wow us every day with their bravery and heart. Here’s a […]

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Introducing our sweet Bethany!

November 13, 2018 by

Hello!  We are new members of this site, and I am so excited to introduce our sweet Bethany to all of you!  Our Bethany was born at around 36 weeks, weighed 4lbs 1oz, and she has been our sunshine girl ever since the first moment we laid eyes on her.  She has an awesome 10 […]

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Family. Joy. Hope. These are the very best things about the holidays – and also the things that unite us, as a community linked by a shared diagnosis and similar path through life. One thing that brings tremendous joy and hope to many of us is getting to know other children with WHS. Simply seeing another […]

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Posting 2018 Halloween Pics

October 29, 2018 by

Halloween is just hours away… so this is a quick reminder! If you’d like to participate in our tradition of sharing Halloween photos, be sure to snap a photo of your child in his or her costume. This year, we’ll be sharing Halloween photos on Facebook only. Visit our community (Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome Awareness) to post a […]

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Turning 21

September 27, 2018 by

Its been several years since I posted. My last post I shared my sons story. An article titled Gods Handiwork. Joe will be turning 21 in a few months and this is such a milestone. I laugh when I think of the ignorance of some in the medical profession many years ago, “he won’t live […]

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Hi everyone! Thanks so much to all who shared the Summer Fun Slideshow last month. As of today (Aug. 23), it’s been viewed 424 times!! We are thrilled that so many were able to see our kids enjoying summer. An extra thanks to the 25 families who participated in the event. We plan to do another […]

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We’re excited to share the WHS Summer Fun Slideshow! A total of 25 families – with children from age 9 months to adults age 22 years – contributed their amazing photos. Please share the link to this page with your family and friends. Wishing you all a safe, healthy and FUN summer! With love, The Wolf-Hirschhorn.org […]

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Summer is off an running. Let’s be real… how are you doing? On our end, we’ve done a few camps and used a daycare program sporadically, to get a little free time. And to give Elsa’s mobility a boost, we’ve been pushing her hard on walking. Naturally, it takes a lot of time and energy. […]

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I don’t want to write a super detailed post on this topic, but I did want to share that Elsa is going on the potty… regularly!! (She is age 6 1/2, and we’re just now officially making it part of our routine.) I think this new development is the result of a myriad of things: […]

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It’s International 4p- / Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome Awareness Day – the day each year when we let those both in and outside of our immediate circle know more about the 4p- syndrome and the children and adults who are redefining what WHS means every day. If you have someone in your life with WHS, you likely […]

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Center of Attention

April 9, 2018 by

It’s easy to be hard on yourself, as a parent. As the mom of three small kids, things are busy. And often I take the path of (not least resistance, but…) greatest efficiency. I’m always trying to streamline, always thinking five steps ahead. Something I certainly don’t do enough: Make Elsa the center of attention. […]

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Hello WHS family, As you all know Madison was the winner of the Halloween 2017  well she received a  Foamnasium set two weeks ago. We would like to say thanks to Anitra, Elsa and all who purchase the hats from the fundraiser. Madison is very exited about her prize and it’s a great addition to […]

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The weather has been pretty rough so far this winter, so we’re maximizing our indoor time. This has brought about some fun updates, which I’m excited to share… While we await a new standing frame, Elsa’s been standing at a chair that’s actually a decent height to facilitate up-right time. Last week, she surprised us […]

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Mia – Jan ’18

January 10, 2018 by

Happy New Year, folks! Once again it has been too long… Life is busy, but all good. Mia will turn 7 next week, she’s doing great and continuing to follow her own leisurely but steady developmental curve. We appear to have broken the back of winter without any major illness and Mia’s epilepsy, thankfully, remains very well […]

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And the 2017 winner is…

December 9, 2017 by

Sending a BIG thanks to the following kiddos for entering the 2017 WHS Halloween event! Your costumes were amazing, and so were your updates! Madison… Juniper… and Bryan! One of these kiddos will win an awesome Foamnasium set! The other two will win a fun prize. Elsa, my little gal with WHS, and her sisters selected the […]

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As family and friends of children and adults with WHS, we are all on the same team. And through wolfhirschhorn.org, we can support each other and cheer each other on. In this spirit, we are announcing the 2017 holiday fundraiser item is… a Team WHS hat!   The stories we share here at wolfhirschhorn.org are […]

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Officer Bryan

November 8, 2017 by

Bryan really got into the Halloween spirit this year and thoroughly enjoyed trick or treating with his sisters. This was his most independent year yet. It was great seeing him open his own bag for candy and making sure his sisters got some as well. And at every place we stopped, he was sure to […]

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JuniperMaya is 27 1/2 months old. She has made large strides in her ability to interact and communicate. When we ask her questions she loves responding with “yeah”. She says “hi” and “Mama”. She likes to babble while playing. She signs for food, milk, more, diaper, and her own sign for pick me up or […]

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Our little girl has wings! Elsa, now 5 1/2, was a fairy this year for Halloween. She’s standing against the wall here – but still. Looking so good in standing these days. Can’t wait to see everyone’s costumes this year! Reminder that if you post to the WHS website, you could win an amazing prize […]

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  Madison turned 2 years on July 19th 2017 Today we are overwhelmed with joy to see how far Madison has come.  She has met or exceeded most of her goals that were set regarding her weight and height during her one year wellness check.  Madison’s Growth: We are so proud of her as she […]

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Halloween Event 2017

October 8, 2017 by

It’s that time again, folks! Halloween is around the corner. And that means we’re kicking off our annual Halloween costume event. Every year, when the leaves begin to fall, and Oct. 31 draws near, our kiddos don their Halloween best and share their awesome costumes with us. It’s a tradition at Wolfhirschhorn.org. You post a […]

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Connecting Our Families

September 25, 2017 by

Wolfhirschhorn.org recently had the opportunity to connect the parents of a baby with WHS to a family with an older child with WHS. That’s because in addition to sharing stories about our kids, Wolfhirschhorn.org also maintains a database that enables us to make these important relationship matches. If it’s been a while since you’ve updated […]

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