- Decreased eye contact
- Decreased muscle tone (loss of muscle strength)
- Delayed mental & social skills
- Increased startle reaction
- Loss of motor skills
- Paralysis or loss of muscle function
- Slow growth
At one day old blood was drawn and results indicated she too had the rare genetic disease, Tay-Sachs. Although her life was shorter than her sisters, she experienced the same exact symptoms as Carlie. She went to join her sister at just 3 1/2 years old.
The March of Dimes is a great organization for researching genetic diseases and offering support any way they can to families that suffer a loss or are pregnant. Please consider donating to the cause.