2017 Wolf-Hirschhorn/4P- Syndrome Awareness Day


WHEREAS, Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome, also known as 4p, is a chromosomal disorder caused by a partial deletion of the short arm of chromosome 4; and

WHEREAS, the good health and general well-being of the people of Virginia is strengthened by our awareness and understanding of 4p- syndrome; and

WHEREAS, children with 4p- syndrome are usually born with low birth weight and develop slowly, both cognitively and physically, compared to their same-age peers, and experience medical complications while still maintaining pleasant and lovable personalities; and

WHEREAS, professionals in the medical field are dedicated to further research on this extremely rare disease, its misdiagnosis, and exploration of new therapies to offer hope to persons with 4p- syndrome; and

WHEREAS, it is important that Virginians work together to advocate for effective diagnostic screenings, early intervention, and other necessary and critical treatments for 4p- syndrome; and

WHEREAS, during Wolf-Hirschhorn/4p- Syndrome Awareness Day we recognize the families, individuals, and caregivers who are impacted by 4p- syndrome;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize April 16, 2017, as WOLF-HIRSCHHORN 4P- SYNDROME AWARENESS DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.