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WHEREAS, Lissencephaly is a rare gene-linked brain malformation, causing the brain to have less or no ridges & folds; making it appear smooth. It is estimated about 1 in 100,000 individuals are born with this condition; and

WHEREAS, people living with this condition may also suffer from hypertonia, epilepsy, swallowing disorders, developmental delays, and more; and

WHEREAS, addressing the complex medical needs early in life is imperative to helping families successfully care for their children at home. The need for more education, awareness & support for families is desperately needed; and

WHEREAS, it is appropriate that one day each year should be set apart from the rest and be known as Lissencephaly Awareness Day, this day shall be on September 8th; and

WHEREAS, the importance of Lissencephaly Awareness Day is to support ongoing educational opportunities and to recognize the efforts of so many organizations and agencies for their dedication and commitment;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim September 8, 2022, as

LISSENCEPHALY AWARENESS DAY IN NEVADA

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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 29th day of August, 2022

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