A photograph of Kneuklyrah, Dan & Sabrina’s 6th child. Kneuklyrah (pronounced New-clear-ah) was a stillbirth due to Trisomy 18; her birth/Angel date was August 7th, 2013.
Trisomy 18, also known as Edwards syndrome, is a condition which is caused by an error in cell division, known as meiotic disjunction. When this happens, instead of the normal pair, an extra chromosome 18 results (a triple) in the developing baby and disrupts the normal pattern of development in significant ways that can be life-threatening, even before birth. A Trisomy 18 error occurs in about 1 out of every 2500 pregnancies in the United States and 1 in 6000 live births.