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About Betty Mekdeci

Betty Mekdeci is the founder and director of Birth Defect Research for Children, a national nonprofit organization helping families with information and resources. BDRC also sponsors the National Birth Defect Registry, a research project designed by a team of prominent scientists to identify the causes of birth defects. Learn more at https://birthdefects.org/.
Latest Posts | By Betty Mekdeci
How to Give Your Grandchild the Gift of Confidence
4 months ago

How to Give Your Grandchild the Gift of Confidence

By  •  Family

Of all the traits that contribute to success in life, confidence rates at the top of the list. Unfortunately, children who have been born with physical or neurodevelopmental disabilities often receive messages from the world that chip…
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What You Should Know if Your Grandchild Is Born Different
6 months ago

What You Should Know if Your Grandchild Is Born Different

By  •  Family

When your cell phone rang and you saw the call was from your son or daughter, you were full of heart fluttering anticipation. You had been waiting so long to hear the words, “Mom, you are going to be a grandmother…”
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