Teen Ink: 'Turner Syndrome'

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Is Turner Syndrome something that sounds familiar to you? It might not be one of those illnesses that you're familiar with but today's Teen Ink article is going to help you understand what it is. Kayleigh is a teen who suffers from Turner's Syndrome, which doesn't allow her to grow much taller than 5'2". Not only does she talk about how she overcomes the obstacles brought on by Turner Syndrome but she talks about getting help and being able to rise above all negative is most important to her in the end.

Anyone looking at me would see a normal 17-year-old girl with blond hair and blue eyes. Those taking a closer look would recognize that I barely reach 5'2". What my physical appearance does not reveal is that I have Turner syndrome, but then, most people don't have the faintest idea what that is. Turner syndrome is a chromosomal condition that occurs in women and involves complete or partial absence of the second x chromosome. While I may not be one in a million, I am one in 2,000. Short stature is one of the most common characteristics associated with the syndrome, but serious heart and kidney problems and even hearing loss can occur.

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