Our sweet Clara was diagnosed with Turner Syndrome (TS) before she even entered the world on May 4, 2016 through multiple tests that were done in utero. TS is a genetic disorder (that only effects females) that occurs because all or part of of the X chromosome is missing. There is nothing that either parent did before or at the start of pregnancy that caused TS, it occurs randomly. There are many different symptoms that can be a result of TS and every girl with the genetic disorder is unique, no generalization applies to everyone who is diagnosed. Clara has been very lucky thus far in her 4 months here with us and has not had any major issues because of her diagnosis. But, because of her diagnosis and what it typically effects she has already been to numerous specialists and will continue to see specialists her entire life because of TS. We continue to pray every day that her TS does not cause major complications and issues, but there are many unknowns. She will have this condition her entire life, and it can effect her at various times of her life in many different ways.
With all that being said, Turner Syndrome has become a popular topic in our household and something that we have a strong passion to raise awareness and money for so that research can continue to help those who have been diagnosed. We would love your help in supporting our baby girl and her lifelong diagnosis.
The organization the money is going to, Turner Syndrome Colorado, has helped us in so many ways already by connecting us with other families of TS girls and most importanlty running the monthly Turner Syndrome Clinic through Colorado Children's Hospital. It is a place that we have already visited and met with some of Clara's team of amazing specialists and we will continue to visit through early adulthood.