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Mosaic Turner Syndrome, Hypothyroidism
Shannon Taylor

It all started the summer of the fifth grade. I was about to start my sixth grade year. I was always a very small child and my mom noticed that I wasn’t getting any taller, and she was concerned. She scheduled an appointment with my pediatrician, Dr. Coggins, and everything happened from there. They took an X-ray of my left hand and discovered that the growth plate was closing, and fast. They scheduled an appointment at Children’s with Dr. Latif. It was there that I was diagnosed with Turner Syndrome and Hypothyroidism. I titled my story "Different" for a reason. The number of girls that have turner syndrome is rare, but I have mosaic Turner Syndrome, which is very rare. Both growth disorders have affected my life greatly, but I am a stronger and better person because of it. Thank you Children’s.

I don’t know where I would be in my treatment if it weren't for Children’s. The doctors are very comforting and supportive, and they know what they're doing. I owe them a lot for how they have helped me and my family. Words cannot describe.
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