March deemed Trisomy Awareness Month by County Mayor


March 10, 2022

From left is Everett Ray's father and mother, D'jay Dotson and Amy Lawson, County Mayor Jonah Keltner, Kelsey Grippi, Abby Lomax and Leslie Mathis. Pictures of Everett surround the group.

A proclamation was signed by County Mayor Jonah Keltner in honor of the untimely passing of Everett Ray Dotson on July 4, 2021.

Little Everett Ray passed away at the age of one years old due to Trisomy, a condition in which a baby is born with an extra chromosome.

Most people are born with 23 pairs of chromosomes inn most or all of their cells; those with a Trisomy condition yield a third chromosome among one of the usual pairs as a type of aneuploidy. Trisomy can occur within any of the 23 pair of chromosomes.

The condition can cause a variety of health problems ranging from mild intell...

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