Sunday, November 22, 2015

Today - November 11th- is Emanuel Syndrome Awareness Day!! In the early days, ES was called Supernumerary der(22) syndrome, aka partial trisomy 11/22, or unbalanced 11/22 translocation. However, In November, 2004, after a petitition to change the name, OMIM published the syndrome with a "real" name - unifying families around the world. It has only been 11 years that we have had this honour - a name to make it easier for families to find the information and support they need right away. Help us keep that awareness growing by posting how ES has affected your family or simply by wearing our "badge" for the day!