Learn from other families, in their own words, what their journey has been like after a diagnosis. Their stories not only give us valuable insight into how they manage conditions, but also reaffirm that none of us are alone. You can also visit the Baby's First Test Youtube channel for family stories and guides to support your family through the newborn screening process. Do you have a newborn screening story you would like to share?
Ginny tells the story of her daughter's diagnosis with Medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD). A simple heel prick saved her daughter's life.
Charlotte Barret-Weber tells the story of her son's diagnosis with Mucopolysaccharidosis Type 1. Because of a timely diagnosis through newborn screening, her son was able to be receive early treatment and have the best chance at living a normal life.
Kristen Lubliner tells the story how newborn screening saved her daughter's life twice with a timely diagnosis of phenylketonuria and transient tyrosinemia.
Scarlette Shirley tells the story of her daughter's timely diagnosis with congenital hypothyroidism. Her daughter is now thriving with the proper thyroid medication.
Taylor Burch shares the story of her son's diagnosis with Isovaleric Acidemia. Thanks to newborn screening, he has a chance of living a perfectly healthy and normal life.
A mom, Michelle Thomas, talks about finding out her son had hearing loss. She highlights the need for accurate communication about conditions.