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Velo Cardio Facial Syndrome

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Photobucket Sherry Gomez and Tammy Rose founder of FACE 22 (Families Advocating for Chromosomal Education) Velocardiofacial syndrome) along with Dr Dawn Koontz Child Psychologist join us. VCFS is a genetic condition that is sometimes hereditary. VCFS is characterized by a combination of medical problems that vary from child to child. These medical problems include: cleft palate, or an opening in the roof of the mouth, and other differences in the palate; heart defects; problems fighting infection; low calcium levels; differences in the way the kidneys are formed or work; a characteristic facial appearance; learning problems; and speech and feeding problems. Sherry Gomez joins us to discuss this misunderstood disorder.