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Welcome to Chloe’s Cause

Our mission is to help children and their families with Down Syndrome overcome life’s unique challenges. Chloe’s Cause is a non-profit organization inspired by Chloe Coccia to raise awareness and help families with children with Leukemia and Down Syndrome.

Chloe’s Story

On Saturday, March 24, 2007, our little angel surprised us arriving 4 weeks before her due date. Two weeks prior, we learned that Chloe had duodenal atresia, aka “double bubble”, which is a blockage in the intestines and was to be treated at the University of Maryland Medical Center. During these tests, we also learned that Chloe had Down Syndrome.

After giving birth, I was only able to briefly glance at my sweet daughter’s tiny face before she was whisked away to the University of Maryland Medical Center, an hour away from where she was born. Thankfully, Chloe’s surgery was very successful! After six long weeks in the neonatal unit recovering, she was finally released to go home.

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Be Proud and have Dreams

Check out this video from the National Down Syndrome Society the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. This inspirational video celebrates the achievements of the Down syndrome community.

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