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About Debbie Browne

Debbie Browne is the Founder of Leaping Butterfly Ministries and lives with her husband, Larry, in The Woodlands, TX. She also leads a weekly Bible study in her community's country club, is a global online missionary (Global Media Outreach), and stands beside her husband as he is the founder of Diligent Delivery Systems, a national transportation service. Blended together they have four grown children, all married, and three grandchildren.

About The Book

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Loving A Leaping Butterfly by Could you identify a chromosomal condition that affects one in every 2,000 female births ... globally? Turner syndrome was a mystery until the condition was first described by Dr. Henry Turner in 1938. This true story, written from the heart of a mother, will take you on a journey when touched personally in 1984 after receiving word that her daughter was one of the 2,000 females with Turner Syndrome. Little was still known about the condition leaving this family ill-equipped to know what actions to take or how to educate medical professionals with the long-term attention desperately needed by womenand girls with Turner's. Ignoring the condition did not make it go away. Only by their strong faith were they able to walk through the ups and downs of uncertain times. Yet the question still remains today-are we any closer to eliminating ignorance?

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Book: $14.95 + 3.99 S/H

Turner Syndrome

Turner Syndrome is a chromosomal condition that affects girls and women with common conditions such as:

  • Delayed puberty
  • Heart defects
  • Puffy hands and feet
  • Learning difficulties (i.e. math)
  • Kidney, thyroid, and liver concerns
  • Hearing loss
  • Frequent ear infections
  • Social difficulties
  • Infertility due to nonfunctional ovaries
  • Scoliosis
  • Short stature (under 5 feet)
  • Many moles
  • Receding lower jaw
  • Low-set ears
  • Triangular face
  • Webbed neck

Turner syndrome can be diagnosed throughout the lifespan including adulthood with a test called karyotype. Currently, 50% of the girls born with Turner's Syndrome are not diagnosed until their pre-teen or teen years. These girls and women do suffer from infertility and other medical symptoms that require life-long care. Advances such as growth hormone and estrogen therapy have improved the lives of girls and women with TS.