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Rebecca living with Chromosome 18q-

I am 18 years old. I am bright, funny and fearless. I was born with a cleft lip and palate and diagnosed with a chromosome 18 q deletion at age 2. As a result, I am deaf, non-verbal and have severe intellectual and developmental delays. I also have autism, ADHD, vision impairment and seizure disorder. I love school. I participate in several activities including the JV Dance team at my school and Special Olympics aquatics. I also have a Sweet Treats Company: Click here to visit site.

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