As mentioned in my Telling Tuesday post, changes in the DYRK1A gene–located in the 21st Chromosome–have been linked to:
- Intellectual Disabilities
- Speech and Language Impairment
and more (DYRK1A, 2018)..
As of the beginning of July, we have reached 200 families with DYRK1A Syndrome. Our Facebook group founder, Amy C., started the group in 2014 with one other member from the U.K. and reached up to 100 families within the first couple years. NOW, we are at 200 families! Amazing. The community is filled with so much experiences, knowledge, and love despite all of us being located across the globe.
I’ve decided to go back to school as well with our recent diagnosis of DYRK1A. I want to be able to work from home and take care of Jaxson when he ages out of school. I don’t want to have to worry about him in the future. I’m currently pursuing a degree in Medical Billing and Coding at Ultimate Medical Academy–boy it’s tough! Definitely tough trying to focus on my academics and juggle two kids but Jaxson and his brother JJ have put a spark into me. A huge spark to better myself and keep fighting.
I’ll be graduating with my degree in February 2019, if you know of any organizations or companies that need a Medical Billing and Coder please let me know!
DYRK1A. (2018). Retrieved from http://www.dyrk1a.org/start-here