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By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution of Virginia in the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized:

4p-/Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome Awareness Day

WHEREAS, the health and well-being of the people of Virginia is strengthened by our awareness and understanding of a genetic disorder known as 4p-syndrome, with Wolf-Hirschhorn as the main syndrome; and

WHEREAS, children with 4p-syndrome are usually born with low birth weight and develop slowly, both cognitively and physically, compared to their same-age peers, and experience medical complications while still maintaining pleasant and lovable personalities; and

WHEREAS, dedicated professionals are presently involved in valuable research to explore new therapies and diagnostic tools to offer hope to persons with 4p-syndrome; and

WHEREAS, approximately 1,000 individuals in the United States have 4p-syndrome, though it is thought many remain undiagnosed; and

WHEREAS, Virginians can support research of the syndrome, advocate for effective diagnostic screenings, and develop improved therapies for early intervention and other necessary and critical treatments; and

WHEREAS, citizens are encouraged to join in recognizing and applauding the valuable role that families and advocates of those who have 4p-syndrome play in helping our medical community to advance the knowledge and awareness of this syndrome;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize April 16, 2024, as 4p-/WOLF- HIRSCHHORN SYNDROME AWARENESS DAY in the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.