Take the long way back (10 photos):

Sometimes it is enough to take a drive. You have to get in the car, roll down the windows and hit the road with no destination in mind. Sometimes you want to take the long way back, make your way through the hills and through the valleys, and feel grateful for the trip.

And sometimes you want to take a shortcut – do all you can to get right to the point and just be home.

Three years ago, Jennifer Rios eagerly awaited the results of genetic tests on the condition of her infant son. In the first days after her birth and the nearly two years that followed, she noticed warning signs and worrying symptoms that doctors could not name. She didn’t know it yet, but she was on the long way home. Doctors mentioned phrases such as “hypertonia”, “developmental delay”, “feeding difficulties” and “poor or absent speech”.

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