I have always looked at parents with disabled children with great sadness in my heart and always selfishly I was thankful it wasn’t me, I’m not strong enough to do that …. Well now I have no choice, I have to be strong or our family will crumble. Our lives have been turned upside down but we can’t give up, Isabelle and all the other girls need us to be strong and find a cure for them
Our beautiful Isabelle is our youngest child to two gorgeous big sisters Maisy 5 and Matilda 3
It was 2 months after we got married that we saw the paediatrician and she said she thought it was Retts. I had no idea what it was, until we got back to the car and read up on google! Our hearts broke in an instant.
Rett syndrome is a very rare severe mental and physical disability. It’s a random fault in the genes, nothing causes it and it’s not hereditary. It affects 1:10000 girls. Girls develop normally for the first 12-18 months of their life’s, many learn to walk and talk and do as any other baby would, everything is perfect. then BAM out of the blue Rett Syndrome strikes and takes it all away. Girls are robbed of their ability to speak, walk or use their hands. They are stuck in broken bodies.
There is no treatment or cure.
But there is hope. Scientists around the globe are working together to ensure there will be an end to this disease. Retts has already been reversed entirely in a lab rat. The chance of a cure is very very real, we won’t stop till we beat rett syndrome
Isabelle is still a very happy baby, who laughs all the time. I will be breaking down in tears and then just hear her giggle and my heart melts, How can I be sad when she can still be happy. She is an our inspiration, our love, our drive.
So please please share and donate, awareness makes funds and funds create a cure.
Our silent Angel
Thank you from the Barnetts.