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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Ava Grace Trevino who was born in Arkansas on November 12, 2008 and passed away on December 30, 2008 from Trisomy 18. We will remember her forever.

 For more info on Trisomy 18 visit people need to know about this before it happens to them!!

You were only here for 6wks6days but it was the best time of your mommys life.  I loved smelling your breath and holding you at all hours.  I loved how you cried every time I put you down,and no one had a problem picking you up.  I loved to hear your "squeaky" cry and the way you would suck on my nose.  I loved the way you tried to breastfeed but couldn't.  I loved looking into your eyes and seeing that you loved me back.  I loved seeing the way that everyone who met you,loved you!  You impacted so many lives and you are no longer suffering!  I can't wait to meet you again in heaven!  Watch over the family!  I love you! Love,Mommy

 For those of you who have been asking where to send donations here is the address Ava Grace Trevino Memorial Fund
PO BOX 5909
Texarkana, Tx 75505
Acct # 5836830010146834

All donations will go towards the funeral costs and also to get Ava Grace the headstone that she deserves...Rip Ava Grace Nov 12th-Dec 30,2008


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Tributes and Condolences
Happy Birthday!   / Tiffany Poulin-Fellers (friend)
I love you Baby Girl!
missing you   / Dad
love you
Precious Little One   / Trish S. (stranger)
I,m certain that in her 6 weeks+ that Ava brought you much joy. God is good, even  when a loss expereinced I pray that you will trust in Him. Thanks for sharing your Ava~ Alyssa's Mom
Missin U   / Mommy (mommy)
Hi baby girl, I was just sitten here looking at your pictures again and thinkin about how much I miss you! I just wish I could hold you one more time but it would only leave me wanting to hold u again and again..I hope you are being taken care of ang...  Continue >>
My deepest condolences  / Hendrick Polanco     Read >>
My condolences  / Alma     Read >>
baby / Carlos Trevino (dad)    Read >>
my baby  / Mommy (mommy)    Read >>
Precious Ava  / Shannon Barringer (friend)    Read >>
For Ava  / Jennifer Lyons (family)    Read >>
Y'all are in our Prayers!  / Samantha Murphy-Ortiz (friend)    Read >>
May Angels Lead You In  / Susan Moore     Read >>
beautiful angel  / Cathy Hill (family friend )    Read >>
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Information on Trisomy 18...RIP my little angel!  
What is Trisomy 18?
Trisomy 18 is a condition in which the cells of the body have three copies of chromosome 18, rather than the
usual two.
Found inside the cells of the body, chromosomes are tiny thread-like structures that house our genetic traits.
Most of our body cells have 46 chromosomes. Chromosomes come in pairs, for a total of 23 pairs. One member
of each pair comes from our mom, and the other comes from our dad. The 23 pairs of chromosomes are
numbered from 1 to 22. The 23rd pair of chromosomes is the sex chromosomes. The sex chromosomes determine
whether we are a boy or a girl.
Trisomy 18 occurs when a problem during cell division leads to an extra copy of chromosome 18 in the cells.
Instead of the typical 46 chromosomes, a child with Trisomy 18 has 47 chromosomes. This extra chromosome
causes problems with the child's growth and health. Trisomy 18 occurs in both boys and girls.

Is there more than one type of Trisomy 18?
There are two main types of Trisomy 18:

1) Classic Trisomy 18: The first type of Trisomy 18 is known as classic Trisomy 18. Trisomy refers to
the presence of three copies of a chromosome. In classic Trisomy 18 either the egg or sperm receives
an extra copy of chromosome 18 as it is formed. Typically, the egg and sperm have only one copy of
each chromosome (i.e., one copy of chromosome 18). When the typical egg and sperm unite, the resulting
baby receives the full set of 46 chromosomes needed to grow. If an egg or sperm with two copies
of chromosome 18 unites with an egg or sperm carrying one copy, the result is a child with three
copies or Trisomy 18. Classic Trisomy 18 is the most common form of Trisomy 18, occurring in about
90 percent of cases.

2) Mosaic Trisomy 18: The second type of Trisomy 18 is called mosaic Trisomy 18. Mosaic refers to
a child who has some cells with three copies of chromosome 18 and some cells with the normal two
copies of chromosome 18. The two types of cells form after the egg and sperm have united. The features
and problems common in Trisomy 18 may be milder in cases of mosaic Trisomy 18 since not all
of the body cells carry the extra chromosome. About 10 percent of people with Trisomy 18 have a mosaic

What are the features of Trisomy 18?
Individuals with Trisomy 18 often share many common features. These features include a low birth weight,
small head, small chin, cleft lip and/or palate, distinctive and low set ears, overlapping of fingers, clubfoot and
rounded sole of foot, seizures, severe mental retardation, heart defects, kidney problems, and hernias.

What types of problems occur in Trisomy 18?
Trisomy 18 affects the growth of many parts of a baby's body. The effect on the body systems can be severe,
and many of the body systems do not work as needed. As a result, children with Trisomy 18 usually do not do
well. Sadly, about 30 percent of children with Trisomy 18 die within a month of birth, and about 90 percent die
within one year.

How common is Trisomy 18?
Trisomy 18 occurs in about 500-1300 births in the United States each year. In Virginia, about 7 children are
born yearly with Trisomy 18. Women over the age of 35 have a higher chance of having a child with Trisomy
18, but Trisomy 18 can occur with parents of any age.
What causes Trisomy 18?
Trisomy 18 is due to an extra copy of chromosome 18 in the cells of the body. Neither parent did anything to
cause Trisomy 18. Neither parent could have done anything to prevent it.
Parents of a child with Trisomy 18 have a higher chance of having another child with Trisomy 18. This chance
is usually less than 1 in 100. A genetic counselor or geneticist can help you to determine the risks for your
family and situation.

Where can I go for more information about Trisomy 18?

Support Organization for Trisomy 13, 18 and Related Disorders

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1-888-MODIMES (1-888-663-4637)

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