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Weatherston Introduces Turner Syndrome Awareness Month Resolution

Rep. Tom Weatherston, R-Caledonia, co-authored a resolution declaring February as Turner Syndrome Awareness Month in honor of a little girl with the disease.

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.

Heather in Caledonia February 13, 2013 at 07:03 PM
You look so pretty, Veronica! This is great to hear and it will be wonderful if it helps some girls lead easier lives.
Yvonne Erdman February 14, 2013 at 01:12 AM
Thank you! I just wanted to say that after this came out, we found another TS Butterfly that lives a mile from us and is in the same school...one grade older! Awesome would be a mild word to explain that feeling!
Frances Martin February 14, 2013 at 02:07 PM
I congratulate John and Tom for their bipartisan support of a little girl--nice work, gentlemen, and, Veronica,those are good pals to have.
glynis collins February 14, 2013 at 09:07 PM
I know of a young lady here where I live in NZ and she plays sport for Special Olympics. Has been a rep for NZ playing Tenpin in World Games in USA. Great achievement to have these young ladies recognised and thanks to you guys for doing this Glynis.
Heather in Caledonia February 14, 2013 at 11:14 PM
That sure is awesome. Glad to hear it. :)
Heather in Caledonia February 14, 2013 at 11:15 PM
There is a nice picture of both of you on Weatherston's facebook page.
Yvonne Erdman February 15, 2013 at 02:46 AM
Thank you so much! These special Butterflies can do anything they set their minds to with the right support.

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