We found out Abigail had Trisomy 18
before she was
born, and we knew that she was meant to be a special blessing to us. We
finally got to meet her in person on August 27, 2002. She gave us 5
days of cherished memories with her, then she went to be with Jesus on
September 1, 2002. She was held in our loving arms virtually all of her
earthly life; now she is being held in Jesus' loving arms for eternity.
We have created this website to remember and honor Abigail Grace, who
was and still is such a blessing to us. We also want to offer hope for
anyone else who may have received a similar prenatal diagnosis, whether
Trisomy 18 or another disorder that is "incompatible with life" - hope
and strength for the path ahead.
We love you, Abigail.
Daddy and Mommy ~ Steve and Mindy
Brother and Sister ~ Nathan and Sarah
The difference between diagnosis and risk
Do you have questions about a trisomy 18 diagnosis?
your AFP test come back positive for trisomy 18? Did an ultrasound
suspect it, or have you tested positive for trisomy 18 in an amnio?
Which of these is a diagnosis of trisomy 18 and
which of these is just a risk? For the answer, see Trisomy
MYTHS about Trisomy 18
Are you aware of the MYTHS about Trisomy 18? Did
you know that even many doctors are unaware that these are myths? Read
the truth about the Myths about Trisomy 18.
For friends and relatives
Are you a friend or relative of someone whose child has
trisomy 18? Are you looking for information about how to best
support your friends? If so, look at the Trisomy
18 Resources to learn as much as you can about trisomy 18,
and then read the section especially for friends
called Helping a Grieving
Are you questioning God? Or are you angry with Him
letting this happen to your baby? These feelings are normal, and God
expects them. See how God is involved in you and your baby's life in Where is God in our
Are you looking for ways to create memories of your child?
Are you trying to plan a funeral that will honor and memorialize your
child? Take a look at Abigail's memorial
service and find other ideas in the Memorials
section. We recently added a new section as we celebrated Abigail's Second Birthday.
I hope that this site can be helpful and encouraging and can
you grow toward God and toward healing. Thank you for visiting and
honoring our daughter with us. Please let us know you've been here by
contacting us or by signing the guestbook if you'd like others to read
your message as well.