CHOP Celebrates Annual Spring Fling Event

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girls cookingIn May, the Turner Syndrome (TS) Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) hosted their yearly Spring Fling event. TS is a genetic disorder resulting in short stature and lack of puberty, along with several other medical issues. TS occurs in 1 in 2,000 to 2,500 females.

Patients with TS were invited to participate in the event which featured many fun, creative activities such as art projects, yoga and cooking class. The day also provided a chance for patients’ families to learn facts about their health. Parents and guardians were given recommendations on how to navigate everyday things like school and social situations.

The TS Program at CHOP is one of the country’s top care centers of its kind, treating over 700 girls with TS ages newborn through young adulthood and offering prenatal visits. The program is designed to meet the exact needs of patients with TS, providing specialized and seamless patient-centered care.