(February 21, 2021)

My son Bernando was born in Connecticut and diagnosed with 22q11.2 at birth.  After his birth, he immediately had his first surgery which he did great!  The doctors said he would not be able to do or accomplish much, but he has already accomplished so many things and continues to prove every day that he is better than his diagnosis!

Bernando just turned 10 in January and is in 4th grade.  He is very active, loves video games and just loves life.  He recently had open-heart surgery, October 2020, and did awesomely!

I will tell parents of kids with 22q that love and patience are what they need given this they can conquer the world!  I love my 22q baby, he is my superhero and I’m his #1 FAN!