Tell us a bit about yourself!
I’m Laurel, I’m 25 years old, and newly married. I am a writer and a wannabe crafter. I am a bookworm and a proud nerd! I am currently trying to finish my degree in International Studies and Journalism – I may also end up doing something in social work.
Turner Syndrome is a genetic defect that occurs in about one and every 2,500 live female births. There is no known cause as of yet. Turner Syndrome (TS) is a chromosomal condition that exclusively affects girls and women.
I was diagnosed at birth- thankfully the doctor knew about it and recognized a few key things and decided to run some tests. I am very blessed as my biggest problem is that I cannot have kids.
Hormone therapy is available and should be started around the age of puberty. For adult women IVF is available but only under serious supervision of a physician.
It can. I do suffer from some social anxieties but in general my life is normal. When I was younger it did inhibit my dating life but that was only because I let it.
It has given me such a huge heart for adoption! It is my purpose in life to be able to give a child a home that might not otherwise have one.
I won’t say it is easy. The constant struggle to fit in when all you want to do is feel normal. To that I say – What is normal? Who defines normal anyway? Who are we to be in a position to make ourselves feel inferior? Live your life – love freely and let go of fear. Stop trying so hard and just live life and enjoy all the blessings it offers.
Thanks so much for sharing! Do you guys have any questions for Laurel?
P.S. True Story: Getting diagnosed with MS changed my life for the better and True Story: I’m legally blind
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