Sonya N. Hebert
The Dallas Morning News
"Choosing Thomas: A Family's Journey with Infant Death"
Hours after delivery, Thomas Laux stretches his arms. Deidrea and T.K. Laux gave him the nickname superman for his tenacity and fighting spirit. Thomas had a cleft palette, kidney and heart abnormalities and six fingers on each hand, all common effects of trisomy 13. "We know we don't have much time... Every hour and minute counts," said Deidrea.