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WHEREAS, Trisomy Awareness Month in Nevada is observed to encourage citizens of the Silver State to increase their awareness of trisomy, a genetic disorder that deeply affects families; and

WHEREAS, trisomy 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 trisomies in newborns are trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome), and trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome); and

WHEREAS, in Nevada, 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, during the month of March, it is time to encourage all Nevadans to increase their awareness regarding all forms of trisomy, support families currently experiencing trisomy, and strive to support and help people with developmental disabilities achieve their full potential;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the month of March 2022, as

TRISOMY AWARENESS MONTH 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 22nd day of February, 2022

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