Veronica Rakel is a 9-year-old girl with the rare genetic disorder Turner syndrome. She was diagnosed with the disorder in During this test, Veronica said she has to run until she cries. Doctors must make her heart rate shoot up so they can measure the intervals between beats.
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Skip to content. Published on Aug 22, Denise and Chad were told their daughter had only a 1 percent chance of surviving to term. Overwhelmed, they turned to CHOP for hope — and for the chance to see their daughter Violet become the happy, active child she is today. When Denise was 12 weeks into her pregnancy, she went in for a first-trimester screening, a combination of a blood test and ultrasound imaging. Our blissful happy family moment changed dramatically when, all of a sudden, several other people came into the room — doctors, nurses and geneticists.
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