Shop to Support! 🤩 Starlight Eyes 🤩 — modeled by the handsome, Marcelo (@dilcia_martinez). Those with Williams syndrome commonly have starburst eyes, or a white lacey-like pattern in the iris of their eyes. Marcelo’s are spectacular! ❤️
Williams Syndrome (WS) is a genetic condition that is present at birth and can affect anyone. It is characterized by medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning challenges. These often occur side by side with striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities, and an affinity for music. WS occurs equally in males and females and in all cultures worldwide.
Williams syndrome is a microdeletion syndrome, and are missing (have a deletion) of 24-28 genes on 1-copy of Chromosome #7. They are considered rare: 1 in 10,000 births or 1 in 30,000 individuals here in the USA.
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