COLUMBUS–This week, Columbus City Hall will light their building in purple Saturday, October 1st through Friday, October 7th, and Nationwide Children’s hospital will light the display on Parsons in purple Saturday, October 1st through Monday, October 31st in recognition of the inaugural Rett Syndrome Awareness Month.

“Rett Syndrome is a devastating disease that affects families all across this state, and awareness is just the first step. We must continue our advocacy for research to hopefully one day find a cure,” said Senator Yuko. “To all of the beautiful girls and families who are affected by this disorder, I support you in this fight.” 

Senate Bill 117, legislation jointly sponsored by State Senators Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) and Jim Hughes (R-Columbus), designates the month of October as “Rett Syndrome Awareness Month.” SB 117 was passed with unanimous support in the General Assembly last October.

Rett Syndrome is a postnatal neurological disorder that affects females almost exclusively. It currently has no cure. One out of every 10,000 female births is diagnosed with Rett Syndrome, which equates to a girl being born with the disorder every 2 hours. Those affected normally have no verbal skills or purposeful hand use, and on average about half of these individuals are unable to walk. 

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