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WHEREAS, Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) is a condition that causes many joints to be stiff and crooked at birth and a newborn with Arthrogryposis lacks the normal range of motion in one or more joints and this condition develops prenatally and can be caused by an underlying condition or syndrome; and

WHEREAS, Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita is an umbrella diagnosis, meaning that it is a part of many other conditions and syndrome and there are more than 400 types of AMC; and

WHEREAS, joints that can be affected by AMC include the hands, f eet, hips, knees, elbows, shoulders, wrists, fingers, toes, as well as the jaw and the spine, and though all joints can be affected, some may be unaffected as no two people experience the same symptoms; and

WHEREAS, although Arthrogryposis is not curable, it is treatable and treatment goals aim to allow those living with the condition as much independence in their daily lives as possible;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  June 30, 2017 as

 Arthrogryposis Awareness Day in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval & Barbara Cegaske