Heather Renton (Founder and Executive Officer - SWAN Australia)
What would you do if your child was undiagnosed? This is the reality for many Syndromes Without A Name (SWAN) families. Genome sequencing is not available to everyone and even with access to advanced testing, 40-60% of SWAN children remain undiagnosed.

Parents want to do everything in their power to find an answer and this where FaceMatch can assist with diagnosing more SWAN children/adults. FaceMatch is a non-invasive way of searching for a genetic diagnosis by using facial recognition software to identify genetic conditions by searching dysmorphic (unusual subtle or distinct facial) features. Families who have received a diagnosis are also encouraged to upload images of their children in the hope that they can assist with diagnosing more SWAN children/adults. The more people that are diagnosed, the more that will be diagnosed. A diagnosis has the potential to change health care and treatment plans for patients.

As a parent of a child who didn't receive a diagnosed until the age of 9, I am a huge supporter of FaceMatch and wish it had been available at the start of our diagnostic odyssey. I encourage all SWAN families to utilise FaceMatch in conjunction with their doctor/genetic counsellor in the hope that more children/adults received the diagnosis they deserve.Heather Renton (Founder and Executive Officer - SWAN Australia)
FaceMatch will assist families or parents of a child with a rare genetic condition in their search for a diagnosis. Together, the rare disease community and the FaceMatch team can help make this a reality.Dr Mike Field, Director of NSW Genetics of Learning Disability (GOLD) service, Australia
HSarah Lyon
When our son was born we went through an agonising period of having no diagnosis during which we anxiously waited for someone to tell us what our child's future might look like. Facematch will help give other people the chance to find some peace of mind.
Sarah Lyon