A proclamation: Gastroschisis Awareness Day, May 26, 2015

BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA
A PROCLAMATION

GASTROSCHISIS AWARENESS DAY

WHEREAS:

There are 1 in 2,229 individuals born with gastroschisis in the United States, and roughly the same number born in Georgia annually; and

WHEREAS:

Many Americans living with gastroschisis have serious and debilitating conditions that have a significant impact on the lives of those affected, including but not limited to failure to thrive or slow growth, short bowel syndrome, multiple organ transplants, and long-term feeding issues; and

WHEREAS:

The cause of gastroschisis is relatively unknown. As such, patients and their families generally must bear a large share of the burden for many things, including raising funds for research; and

WHEREAS:

Organizations like the Avery's Angels Gastroschisis Foundation will join in celebrating a nationwide observance of Gastroschisis Awareness Day on July 30, 2015; now

THEREFORE:

I, NATHAN DEAL, Governor of the State of Georgia, do hereby proclaim July 30, 201 5, as GASTROSCHISIS AWARENESS DAY in Georgia.

In witness thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the Executive Department to be affixed this 26th day of May in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen.

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GOVERNOR

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