Sherry Caldwell is the mother of a child with chromosome 14q deletion syndrome.

In this video clip, Caldwell describes the condition and some of the symptoms that need to be managed.

Chromosome 14q deletion syndrome is a rare condition caused by a  missing (deleted) copy of DNA within chromosome 14. Symptoms will depend on the size and location of the deletion but often includes developmental delay, intellectual disability, behavioural problems and distinctive facial features (e.g., abnormal spacing of the eyes, sloping forehead, low-set ears, broad nasal bridge, small mouth, prominent Cupid’s bow). Treatment is based on the signs and symptoms present in each person.

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