LaTanya and her husband Greg had two miscarriages before having their son, Tre. When he was born, it became clear there were issues and he was diagnosed with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, which meant that some of his joints didn’t move as they should.
When Tre was seven he was also diagnosed with autism, and LaTanya and Greg’s focused changed from his earlier medical needs to helping him make his way in the world.
When Tre was still young LaTanya and Greg lost a second son due to a different rare genetic disorder when he was just hours old. They went on to have a third son, Quinton.
During their journey, LaTanya wrote a book “The Birth of an Advocate – How my son helped me find my voice” which tells the story of Tre’s first year and offers advice and guidance to people who find themselves acting as a carer for a loved one.
You can find her book here.
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