Meet The Heroes
We are a group of over 550 8p heroes that live all over the world and come in different shapes and sizes.
Despite the differences, Chromosome 8p shares many similarities. We are all hard working individuals that average 1,500 hours of therapy a year and at least 1 doctor visit every month. Just like most people, we deserve to enjoy every opportunity that life has to offer. And like superheroes always do, we seek victory as we try to conquer our daily challenges and end our day with a smile as we find the joy in knowing we are not alone. Project 8p is committed to bringing us together because we need each other!
She believed she could and so she did.
— Anonymous marvel of gene expression
Why are Chromosome Disorders Important?
Approximately 35% of birth defects are caused by chromosomal imbalance and copy number variation.
That’s 1.3 million newborns affected each year.
This figure is from a textbook chapter for Developmental Genetics in the Thompson and Thompson Genetics and Medicine 9th edition.
Emma Rose, OH
Read about our 8p Heroes' Wishes in our collection of Wish Books
Also available in print upon request