Making Chromosomes Count
Making Chromosomes Count is made up of an eclectic team of global volunteers. The team share a passion for raising awareness, amplifying the diverse range of voices within the community and offer a platform to any individual and organisation that seeks to share a story, highlight an issue or raise a campaign about any aspect of living with Down syndrome.
“Making Chromosomes Count will support, educate and advertise important messages to the wider community whilst meeting individual needs by co-promoting from the heart of the Down syndrome community,” says Stacey Byrne, Founder.
To showcase to the world the fascinating kaleidoscope that is Down syndrome, as well as its community.
Who we are
Founder and Trustee
Stacey is the driving force behind Making Chromosomes Count. Wife and mother to four children. One of which has Down syndrome and one with Autism. Stacey and her son Evan were one of the 50mums|50 Kids video which went viral. She is the founder of Wouldn’t Change A Thing charity and Founder of Making Chromosomes Count.. Since 2013 she has been involved in numerous positive awareness campaigns and projects. Stacey’s personal mission is to raise awareness of Down Syndrome through society.
Founder and Trustee
Sandy is the creative force behind Making Chromosomes Count. A graduate of Ridgewood School of Art and Design and the School of the Museum of Fine Art, Sandy decided to use her skills in design to help members of the Down Syndrome community to get their voices heard in magazine format. Sandy’s goal is to enable the community to share their lives with the world.
Trustee and Editor in Chief
Denise is a wife and mother to 3 children, one of which with Down syndrome and one with Asperger’s. Having lived in numerous countries across different continents (Saudi Arabia, UAE, India, France, China and currently the UK), she has experienced Down syndrome through various cultures, ethnic backgrounds and creeds which have all contributed in shaping her unique perspective and vision of the condition. She gave an impassioned speech as a guest speaker at the United Nations in Geneva. One of her key areas of interest is to challenge and update the mainstream framing of Down syndrome.