Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CDLS), also known as Bachmann-de Lange syndrome, is a rare genetic disorder present from birth. In most individuals, CDLS is not associated with any family history of the disorder, but for others, siblings and/or parents may also have the syndrome.
This little known genetic disorder that can lead to severe developmental anomalies. It affects both the physical and intellectual development of a child.
Why I support the CDLS Foundation?
The Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Foundation is a nonprofit, family support organization based in Connecticut which provides materials for public education and information. In addition to Reaching Out, a bi-monthly newsletter, the Foundation produces and distributes several other publications on the syndrome. Visit www.cdlsusa.org for more information and CDLS resources.
What is HPV?
HPV (human papilloma virus) is a sexually transmitted virus. At least 50% of people who have had sex will have HPV at some time in their lives.
There are over 100 different kinds of HPV and not all of them cause health problems. Some kinds of HPV may cause problems like genital warts, cervical cancer or cancer of the vagina or vulva.
(HPV) infection is a necessary factor in the development of nearly all cases of cervical cancer. Although research The HPV vaccine effective against the two strains of HPV that cause the most cervical cancer has been licensed in the U.S. and the EU. These two HPV strains together are currently responsible for approximately 70% of all cervical cancers.
"Who knows if perhaps you were made Queen for such a time as this?" Esther 4:14
The Esther Project (www.iamesther.org) is a global empowerment movement that positions women into finding their passion and purpose. Founded in 2010, what started as a local initiative in the form of "empowerment circles" became an international movement.
There are Esther Project Circles in over 23 states and 17 countries.
"It is our goal to ensure that all women have a place to feel empowered and inspired and that they use that inspiration to empower others."
Chief Ambassador of The Esther Project