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Carrier Screening, Newborn Screening and Why Expanded Access Matters

March 11, 2017 by Victoria Strong

We are so pleased that in their March 2017 publication, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) published two Committee Opinions recognizing expanded carrier screening. Specifically and for the first time, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is now recommended to be offered to...

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A New Little Sister: Willa Gwendolyn Strong

January 15, 2017 by Victoria Strong

I love birth stories. No matter how long ago, a mother beams as she recounts that special day. Every detail seared into our mothering bones. Regardless of how the child arrived, the day you first hold your precious baby becomes a fingerprint on both of us. Our child’s first story. Our first...

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Gwendolyn’s Birth Story

January 08, 2017 by Victoria Strong

Gwendolyn DeBard Strong was born the morning of October 4th, 2007. It had been a warm autumn, with me wearing tanks and skirts most of the pregnancy. We had recently purchased our first house, a sweet 1921 Craftsman right in the middle of Santa Barbara, and spent my pregnancy moving in, fixing...

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Holidays After Child Loss: Incorporating Your Loved One Into Special Occasions

December 11, 2016 by Victoria Strong

The holidays can be extra hard after loss -- especially this time of year. But there are many ways to incorporate a loved one by creating new traditions. For us, holidays are now painfully incomplete and what has become clear is the only way to make any special event tolerable is for Gwendolyn...

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Team GSF Raises $1Million

November 16, 2016 by Victoria Strong

Team GSF has now officially crossed the $1Million raised milestone. $1 M.I.L.L.I.O.N. from running. Yes, the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other, sweating, pushing oneself... has truly made a difference.

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