People Live With Disorder Called “Fragile X”

Imagine knowing there is something wrong with your child, but no one can tell you exactly what it is. A Lincoln woman knows this situation all too well, as well as the fear and uncertainty that comes along with it. About 17 years ago, Ann Baeder and her husband welcomed their first son Nick into their lives. When he was about a year and a half old, however, he was diagnosed with Fragile X, a genetic condition effecting one in every 36-hundred males, and one in every 4 to 6 thousand females in the United States.

People with Fragile X Syndrome can have attention deficit disorders, speech problems, as well as severe retardation and even autism.

For more information on the event, as well as fragile x itself, you can visit the Nebraska Fragile X website at www.fragilexnebraska.org