Friday, March 30, 2012

The Odds

With the Mega Millions jackpot up to over $600 million, the news has been a buzz about the odds of winning and such.  If Matthew could play, I'm pretty sure he would win.  He seems to always beat the odds.

Odds of winning the Mega Millions- 1 out of 176,000,000

Odds for some of Matthew's uniquenesses:

Intestinal Malrotation- 1 out of 500 babies 
Missing Thumbs- 1 out of 100,000 babies
Craniosynsostosis- 1 out of 2,000 babies
Patent Ductus Arteriosus- 1 out of 20,000 babies
Horseshoe Kidney- 1 out of 600 babies
Microtia- 1 out of 12,500 babies

Odds of having been diagnosed with Matthew's chromosome disorder (4dup25q34.2q)-  1 out of 3,500,000,000 people (yes, that is 3.5 billion).

Matthew defies all the odds. I think I'll have him pick my lottery numbers tonight!

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