Celebrating the TS Community This International Women’s Day
It is March 8th and the feeling of female empowerment is in the air, which can only mean one thing. It’s International Women’s Day!
Why Celebrate International Women’s Day?
over century-old holiday has two goals. For one, it celebrates females from history that pushed the world towards gender equity as well as empowerment. Additionally, it highlights the amazing ways that females today are continuing the their movement through activism, philanthropy, and other mediums.
As a nonprofit that serves and empowers those with
Turner Syndrome, a genetic condition that affects females, we are proud to celebrate this holiday! This year, we are celebrate International Women’s Day by highlighting amazing members of the TS community who were nominated to be featured in our gallery. You can see their photos and read the empowering statements about them below! Women and Girls we are Celebrating
Faith is one of the most selfless people I know. She has worked in college housing for more than a decade while getting her masters degree, being an aunt to over 15 nieces and nephews, dealing with a death of a parent. She has recently become engaged to the love of her life and I could not be happier for her. She always puts others first no matter the situation. We discovered we both have TS after more than a decade of friendship and the bond has brought us closer than ever. Faith is absolutely the light in our world we all need. Erin always has a smile on her face. She is the sweetest kindest person. She works at a assisted living facility. Never missing a day of work through the pandemic always uplifting others. I am so proud of her! Brooke works hard to get excellent grades in her grade 10 classes and is active and involved in her community. She is working her way toward becoming a lifeguard as soon as she turns 16. This little butterfly is Josephine (Josie). Josie is only 6 months old but she is the strongest girl I have ever known. Josie was born with Turner Syndrome and Li-Fraumeni Syndrome, a rare genetic predisposition to a wide array of often rare cancers. At 5 months old she went to the doctor for routine screening for Turner Syndrome and Li-Fraumeni Syndrome and we discovered that she had a mass the size of a softball in her abdomen. Josie was diagnosed with adrenocortical carcinoma, a rare one-in-a-million aggressive cancer. Josie had a major surgery a week later to remove the mass. She is now undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Josie has been through so much in her 6 months of life, but she never stops smiling and brightening everyone’s day with her sweet demeanor. She has a long road ahead of her but Josie has already proven that she is a fighter and isn’t going to let anything hold her back! She beat the odds by thriving through pregnancy with Turner Syndrome and we know she will do it again and beat cancer. To learn more about Josie’s journey, visit https://facebook.com/josiesbutterflies She is a fighter and she loves to support other girls and women with TS by being a counselor at a National TS Camp in the US. She has helped the BC Chapter of TS Society of Canada by trying to help fundraise for the national conference to be held in Vancouver. It is the perfect day to celebrate our warrior princess Gia! Gia is a 6 year old survivor of Mosaic Turners Isodicentric Y syndrome, congenital heart defects, autism and a thriving g tube girl!!! She is the light of our lives teaching us to love and live in each moment! My birthday is March 8th and I would love nothing more than to celebrate the beautiful young girl who I am blessed calls me mommy! keep moving mountains baby girl! We love you more than words! This girl has helped me through everything. She is my rock and my stability. She helped me though my diagnosis without even knowing it. It’s been a year exactly since we met each other and I can’t think of a better way to spend my year than with my best friend. I love you so much and thank you for saving me!! I want to celebrate her bravery and uniqueness! My TS butterfly daughter just graduated college !!! She did what the doctors at birth said she wouldn’t and couldn’t do. I want everyone to know how kind she is. Wakes up happy everyday despite the challenges of her life! Sara is genuinely a woman that has her priorities right with God. Faith, husband, family, and her career as a principal for a little Catholic School. The Covid pandemic has created many challenges for her and she is handling it all with grace and patience. Smart, kind, loving, beautiful, – inside and out I want to recognize my precious daughter, Celeste, she is the most sweetest and genuine woman I know. She once won the “Cash for Kindness” award for her precious attitude at Chick-Fil-A. Having Turner Syndrome hasn’t held her back, if anything it has made her shine brighter to all. Everywhere we go in town she is recognized. She makes everyone’s day she comes in contact with. She’s a little “star” here in our area. I can’t imagine one day without her shining light. God definitely blessed me with her. And in turn, she blesses everyone else. She is a strong woman who loves to laugh!