Name Simon Andersson
Born Nov 2001
Gender Male
Diagnosis Distal Trisomy 10q
Parents Hakan Andersson and Asa Lindh
City Hallstahammar, Sweden
Email aasa.lindh [at] tele2 [dot] se
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Feb 19, 2004
My name is Åsa Lindh and I live in Sweden in a town named Hallstahammar. Me and my husband have three children 2 girls and 1 boy. The girls are 8 and 5 years old and "normal". The little boy, named Simon, was born in November of 2001. When Simon was 11 month old he got epilepsy and we went to the hospital. The doctors did not know what was wrong with him until now. In January we found out that he has trisomy 10q. I have searched on the web for children with the same diagnosis but not until now found your homepage and I'm glad I did! Simon is a wonderful little boy, his difficulties are that he is late in his development, he is mentally retarded but we do not yet know hom much, hopefully his only mildly retarded. He has problems with his fine motor and balance. He does not speak yet but we are going to learn us to speak with signs. He is always happy and everybody who meets him think he is charming!

Update Feb, 2007
Simon is doing just fine. He has some problem with his left leg which is shorter than the right leg (about 1,5-2 cm) and his left knee is not OK, but there is nothing you can do about it when his growing. In the spring we will check his heart and then they will say if they are going to operate or not.

Asa Lindh