Live Action News recently highlighted the opening of our new medical center in Denver, Colorado.
A new medical center for patients with Down syndrome will be the first of its kind in the United States. The Jerome Lejeune Medical Center, named for the French geneticist-pediatrician who discovered the cause of Down syndrome, opened on March 21, 2021, World Down Syndrome Day, in Denver, Colorado. It will initially serve children with Down syndrome, eventually expanding to include adults as well.
Lejeune dedicated his life to providing care and advocating for the protection of people who are medically vulnerable, especially those with Down syndrome. Though he died in 1994, his devotion to people with Down syndrome continues on today through the Jerome Lejeune Foundation and the Jerome Lejeune Institute medical center in Paris.
“The unique aspect of the medical center in France is that it is fully holistic and research-based care,” explained Keith Mason, executive director of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA, whose two-year-old daughter Maria has Down syndrome.