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Special clinic provides care, connections and fun for girls with Turner Syndrome

Most of us don't expect a party when we go to a doctor's appointment, but that's exactly what girls with one medical condition get.

Fifty girls recently enjoyed pampering, crafting and gifts. Each received Shadow Buddy and American Girl dolls.

"That was a really big surprise," said Audrey Pool.

The party at Children's Mercy's Broadway building was for girls with Turner Syndrome. They were born with only one normal X chromosome, and that can cause growth, heart and infertility problems. About one in 2,000 girls has it. Three days a year, the girls and their families gather for some fun and their medical appointments.

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