Rose Michel

Rose was born the 3rd of May 2014 in Paris, France.

We did not notice any initial developmental challenges until around nine months when she wasn’t sitting independently and seemed sensitive and stressed. At that point, we turned to our neurological team for answers. After several rounds of testing without any answers, we turned to whole exome testing in February 2017 which revealed the DDX3X gene mutation.

Rose currently goes to kindergarten in the morning and to therapy in the afternoon—physical therapy, speech therapy…—
She started to walk at 3 years old and a half, she says some words and understands everything. She is progressing day to day with attention and perseverance.

She’s very happy, sociable, quiet, observant, and easy going. She brings a lot of love and happiness to those around her. DDX3X is not easy everyday but love and hope are our guides and we are positive and confident for Rose’s future. (Paris, the 25th of September 2018)