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Why Lili is McAwesome?

This journey began 19 months ago. Although that first day, and the 9 months leading up to it, was filled with anxiety and emotion, Liliana reminds us every day why Down Syndrome does not need to be scary. We cried and were sad when we received our pre-natal diagnosis, I think this is normal, but certainly no reason to be ashamed. After embracing her diagnosis, we decided McAwesome (a play on our last name) was fitting as our family nickname. Advocating for her and educating people about Down Syndrome is awesome. Watching her achieve all her developmental milestones while rocking her extra chromosome is awesome. Our hope is sharing our awesome experience with Liliana will help new or expecting parents embrace the diagnosis.

Liliana was born on December 19, 2015. We received our pre-natal diagnosis in July 2015. The blood-screening test used to confirm the diagnosis was the CVS (Chorionic Villus Sampling). At the same time the doctors confirmed that Liliana would have Down Syndrome, we also found out she was a girl!

We are starting this blog to offer even more support to our Down Syndrome Community. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey and follow our adventures!

“Be a fruit loop in a world full of cheerios”-Unknown

Follow us on IG #lilimcawesome @lilimcawesome

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