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WHEREAS, Turner Syndrome is a non-inheritable chromosomal disorder that affects one in 2,500 females born in the United States, and

WHEREAS, an earlier diagnosis will help girls and women get complete cardiac screening, as the risk for acute aortic dissection is increased by more 100-fold in young and middle-aged women with Turner Syndrome; and

WHEREAS, early diagnosis facilitates prevention or remediation of growth failure, hearing loss, and learning disabilities; and

WHEREAS, individuals with Turner Syndrome have an increased risk of non-verbal learning disability, and in school and work, these impairments may cause problems with mathematics, visual spatial skills, executive function skills, and job retention; and

WHEREAS, with the assistance of medical specialists and an available support system, a woman with Turner Syndrome can live a happy and healthy life; and

WHEREAS, Turner Syndrome Awareness Month provides the opportunity to share experiences and information in order to raise public awareness about Turner Syndrome;

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

 Turner Syndrome Awareness Month in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson