Rett Syndrome Girls Lose Speech and Hands, But Not Hope

For the first year of life, Chelsea Coenraads was a perfectly normal child, playing peek-a-boo and patta-cake and uttering her first word in the bath – "duck." But that's the last word the little girl would ever speak. As her first birthday approached, everything Chelsea had learned in her normal development began to unravel. She dropped the sippy cup she once held adeptly and seemed to have difficulty learning new things. Her language and hearing ability seemed to vanish. "When I would...Full Story
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