Quinton Pratt’s Trisomy 13 awareness 2019 Mack Anthem

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Updated Nov 9, 2018

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Quinton Pratt drives this 2019 Mack Anthem hauling glass for Moore Freight Service out of Mascot, Tennessee. The truck features the Mack MP8 with an mDrive automatic under the hood. Custom work on the truck includes 34-inch Hogebuilt quarter fenders, along with polish work from Almost Chrome in Nashville, Tennessee.

Pratt, who just got the truck about three months ago, named it “Kompatible” in honor of Kayson Buell, the child of a family friend who was born with Trisomy 13, a condition in which someone is born with an extra chromosome 13. Pratt says Kayson’s parents were told he would “not be compatible with life,” but after being born on Thanksgiving Day in 2016, Kayson, now almost 2, is “the most compatible thing with life I’ve ever seen,” Pratt says. The condition causes physical and mental abnormalities, and only 5 to 10 percent of infants born with Trisomy 13 live past their first year, according to the National Library of Medicine.

Pratt was given permission from his company to add graphics to the truck, and with the help of Diesel Life, will have Kayson’s name on the back of the cab, along with a Bible verse, Psalm 139:14, that says “…I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” He says his goal with the truck is to raise awareness of Trisomy 13 and letting people know that “just because their child is born with it, it is not a death sentence.”

Kayson Buell was born on Thanksgiving Day in 2016 with Trisomy 13, a condition with which he was born with an extra 13th chromosome.Kayson Buell was born on Thanksgiving Day in 2016 with Trisomy 13, a condition with which he was born with an extra 13th chromosome. Despite being given less than a 10 percent chance to live, Kayson will turn 2 next month.Despite being given less than a 10 percent chance to live, Kayson will turn 2 next month.
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