February is Turner Syndrome Awareness Month!

February is Turner Syndrome Awareness Month!
BOISE - February is Turner Syndrome Awareness Month and a local group of women, who have a support group, want you to know more about them.

Boise resident Joy Babcock has been living with Turner Syndrome since age 12.

It's caused by complete, or partial, absence of the second X chromosome.

Joy's symptoms included being short and infertile.

But through in-vitro fertilization, now at age 40, she's been able to have children: 5-year-old Camille and 2 1/2-year-old Tabitha.

Joy said having Turner Syndrome hasn't slowed her down a bit.

"Turner girls can grow up to have a successful, happy, normal, well-adjusted life," she said. "If there's some medical condition, a lot of it can be treated with medication."

If you'd like to learn more, or have it and are looking for a support group, send an email to: idahoturnersyndrome@facebook.com.