The Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society is a lay advocacy organization composed primarily of the parents of individuals with one of the chromosome 18 abnormalities. There are five major conditions involving large changes of chromosome 18. Each condition has a wide variety of characters and can vary in severity. And every individual with a chromosome change is different. The mission of the Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society is to help individuals with chromosome 18 abnormalities overcome the obstacles they face so they might lead happy, healthy and productive lives.
For more information on The Chromosome 18 Registry & Research Society, visit www.chromosome18.org.
NOAH’S BOWL FOR 18 - 3rd ANNUAL EVENT - 2016
TQS Transformation had the wonderful opportunity to participate with well over 150 people at the annual "Noah's Bowl for 18" event. This was the 3rd Annual Noah's Bowl for 18 held on Saturday November 5, 2016 from 1 to 4 pm at BURLINGTON BOWL. It was a huge success, thanks to the generosity and friendship of all who participated along with family and friends who donated prizes for the raffle and silent auction. Congratulations to the Banton Family, Natalie, Jeff, Nathan and Noah, your tireless commitment to raising awareness towards Chromosome 18 Registry and Research has touched so many lives.
Jan 16, 2014
Special Olympics Oakville recognizes its top athletes of 2013
Special Olympics Oakville recently honoured three of its outstanding athletes with athlete-of-the-year awards.
The top male athlete award went to Edward Zamora (basketball, swimming, soccer and ten-pin bowling); the top all-around athlete was Noah Banton (basketball, track, soccer, ball hockey, ten-pin bowling); and the top female athlete was Annick Leger (gymnastics, swimming, track and field, curling).
Noah at Special Olympics Track & Field Event.
In July 2013, Noah Banton participated in the Ontario Provincial Special Olympic Summer Games in North York Noah representing Oakville, and 8 other SO Track Team. Noah's events - 200m 5th place; 400m - 5th place; 800m - 4th place Running Long Jump - 6th place.
On September 30th we arranged for a very special young man to meet with his favourite professional baseball player. It was a wonderful day at the Rogers Centre! The Toronto Blue Jays hosted the New York Yankees and during the pregame workout Noah had the opportunity to meet with Adam Lind. Afterward our Lifestyle Coach Cameron Mattice entertained Noah to the best seats in the diamond, first row behind the plate! It was such a positive journey for Noah and Cameron that day and one which will remain in their hearts for life. Read More.
We can all contribute. It’s always a question of if we choose to take the journey in Promoting a Healthier Lifestyle.
Trust Your Journey - Your Stories - Noah’s time
Twenty years ago on September 23, 1992 after a very healthy pregnancy, I gave birth to a beautiful 7lb, 13 oz baby boy. We named him Noah and we were very excited to introduce him to his 2 year old brother Nathan. I was especially excited because we now had two boys only two years apart. My husband, Jeff, and I had created our beautiful family. I began envisioning our boys sharing very similar life experiences as they grew up to achieve their dreams together.
Within the first week or so after bringing Noah home, I had an incredibly strong maternal instinct that he wasn’t responding as he should. When I held Noah, he felt “floppy,” like he had low muscle tone. Because we had had our very active, thriving baby Nathan only two years prior, I was able to compare my experiences. I also noticed that Noah had a delayed response to his surroundings and he was not getting the hang of breast feeding. After many tears, we persevered together and he eventually caught on, but it took time –which we now affectionately refer to as “Noah’s time.” But as my worries escalated, I remember sitting in my room holding onto our beautiful baby boy with tears streaming down my face knowing in my heart that something was just not quite the way it should be. Read More