February could officially be Turner Syndrome Awareness Month, thanks to a resolution passed Tuesday by state lawmakers in Madison.
The measure was co-authored by Rep. Tom Weatherston (R-Caledonia) and Sen. John Lehman (D-Racine) and passed the Assembly. Once it passes the Senate, which it is expected to do, February will become Turner Syndrome Awareness Month.
Turner Syndrome affects one out of 2,000 women in the U.S. According to a written release from Weatherston's office, "(Turner Syndrome) is a disorder caused by a missing or incomplete X chromosome, and can result in severe complications such as heart or kidney defects, diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, and scoliosis, among others."
Caledonia resident and Weatherston's constituent Yvonne Erdman's granddaughter has the syndrome.