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Those who have been impacted by Dyskeratosis Congenita/Telomere Biology Disorders have a beautiful story to share. We want to hear your story and we want others to hear it too. We encourage you to use this forum to share your experiences, with the hope that it will offer encouragement to those who read it, and provide a way for families to connect and support one another. This forum is not intended as a vehicle for promoting other charities or personal causes. Therefore we ask that your submissions not include solicitations for donations or promotions of any kind. We reserve the right to edit content deemed inappropriate in this regard.

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Kaitlin DillonGene: RTEL1

Kaitlin Dillon
Gene: RTEL1

Kaitlin, age 20, was diagnosed with aplastic anemia in 2005 at the age of 7. Before that she had significant developmental delay. The diagnosis of Dyskeratosis Congenita took two more years and a trip to the NIH to join the Inherited Bone Marrow Failure Study. Kaitlin...

The Roskell FamilyGene: TINF2

The Roskell Family
Gene: TINF2

Jacquie Roskell is a new member of the DCO Community. Jacquie lives in Lancashire, UK with her husband Shaun and their two gorgeous children Woody (7) and Phoebe (5) - oh, and their beloved lab Denzel, too! In May 2017 their lives were turned upside down when Phoebe...

Becky and Jesse
Gene: Unidentified

Hello. My name is Becky and I have a 6-year-old son names Jesse. We were told in 2005 that he had DC. The signs started when he was about 1 ½ . We are from a really small town and no one here had answers to questions. We had a sick child and no doctor could find out...

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