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William Syndrome Awareness Day 2018

 May is Williams Syndrome Awareness Month 

Friday 18th - Sunday 20th May is the official Awareness weekend 

 

This year Drayton Green Primary School will be celebrating 

Williams Syndrome Awareness Day 

on Friday 18th May 2018 

 

Children can bring in £1 and wear something pink or jeans.

 

What is Williams Syndrome?

Williams Syndrome (WS) is a genetic condition that is caused by the spontaneous deletion of 26-28 genes on chromosome #7. It affects 1 in 10,000 people worldwide and it occurs equally in both males and females. Children with Williams Syndrome tend to be social, friendly and endearing.

Most young children with Williams Syndrome are described as having similar facial features. These features include a small upturned nose, long upper lip, wide mouth, full lips, small chin and puffiness around the eyes. Facial features become more apparent with age.

 

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