22q is probably the most common genetic condition you have never heard of! A tiny piece of genetic material, or genes, on the “q” arm of the 22nd chromosome is missing. This occurs in approximately 1 in every 2,000 to 4, 000 live births, making it nearly as common as Down syndrome. It is the most frequent cause of palate defects, and in children born with a congenital heart defect. Many will have some sort of cognitive deficit or marked learning difference.
100% of donations stay right here in Colorado and go directly to provide care and services for affected children and their families. We also sponsor family learning & social events, allowing an opportunity for families to swim, camp, picnic and play together.