Tagged: genetics


The Stop Sign in Aidan’s Genes (PURA GENE)

I have something special to show you, a little piece of yourself. But first let me tell you why it’s so incredible to me. My son Aidan was born 13 years ago with an undiagnosed developmental disability so for 13 years I’ve been watching human development in slow motion. The strength of our muscles, the authority¬†of the brain, the power of the body to heal. The same brain that’s made it difficult for him to...


Genetics Update

Last week Garreth and I sat down for a science class with Aidan’s fabulous geneticist. She’s been following Aidan’s progress since birth and has already tested him for many genetic anomalies. A specific lab is offering full exome sequencing at no cost to us. This will be the most complete look at Aidan we can get right now and may give us some insight into his specific medical issues. I’m going to refrain from giving...


Food For Thought

October 21, 2013 Edition Whoirun4 is an organization that pairs people with disabilities that prevent them from running and runners who, well, run. This is what they say about why they do what they do: The mental and emotional encouragement for both runner and honorary runner is proving to be a whole new level of motivation and awareness. Runners are able to find a whole new sense of purpose in their running while sharing who...