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WHEREAS, Trisomy is a genetic disorder and is the presence within a person's cells of a single extra chromosome, yielding a total of three chromosomes instead of a pair, as a type of Aneuploidy, Trisomy can occur with any of the 23 pairs of chromosomes individuals have; and

WHEREAS, the most common Trisomy’s in newborns are Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome), Trisomy 18 (Edwards Syndrome), and Trisomy 13 (Patau Syndrome); and

WHEREAS, local support groups, medical professionals, and online communities offer education, encouragement, and counseling for those managing Trisomy pregnancies or raising Trisomy-affected children; and

WHEREAS, Trisomy Awareness Month provides the opportunity to increase Nevadan’s awareness on all forms of Trisomy, support families currently experiencing Trisomy, and participate in helping people with developmental disabilities achieve their full potential;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim March 2021 as

TRISOMY AWARENESS MONTH

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 25 day of February 2021.

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