Joannah (Jo) is 2 year old and was diagnosed with CdLS at 6 months. Her gene mutation that caused CdLS is the NIPBL gene.
Joannah has some limb differences, three fingers on her right hand and six on her left. She also has the very obvious facial features of CdLS. Joannah has myopia and wears glasses, and has severe to profound hearing loss in both ears. Jo takes all her liquids via a g-tube.
Some things we love about our little Jo:
We love seeing Jo smile
We love when she embraces us
We love when she hums her little songs
We love how curious she is
She loves everyone and goes with everyone
I love how she looks like a little doll (we totally play dress up)
We love how in her own little non-verbal way she still tries to communicate with us
Somethings our little Jo loves:
Jo loves to play with phones and anything electronic
Jo loves snuggling her Barney to sleep
Jo loves to play with other kids (when kids are around shes the happiest and tries to copy them)
Jo loves to be around her dog Mia (but Mia sometimes doesn’t feel the same hahaha)
Jo loves watching PePpa Pig
Jos favourite snack is her ranch chips
Jo loves to FaceTime
Jo loves dancing/clapping
She’s our gift sent from heaven.