This is a very good example of putting your fame to good use. Ryan Dempster former pitcher of the Chicago Cubs, now with the Texas Rangers, has decided to use his notability to promote awareness of a little known syndrome that affects almost as many people as Down Syndrome. It is called 22Q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. Ryan first became aware of this syndrome when his daughter was diagnosed as an infant. She is now three years old. Ryan and his wife, Jenny, are also some of the most vocal about the need for testing newborn babies. To read more about the syndrome or for some helpful resources, check out the Dempster Family Foundation.
Dempster Family Foundation
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