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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, feet, 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, 2018 as

 Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Awareness Day in Nevada

 

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