Turner Syndrome is a genetic condition affecting females only, where a girl only inherits one sex chromosome. Due to that reason, women who are suffering from this condition are characterized by a shorter stature. It is a condition that is diagnosed at birth. There are some famous people with Turner Syndrome, such as Missy Marlowe, Janette Krankie, and Dr. Catherine Ward Melver.
It is commonly believed and written that Linda Hunt has Turner Syndrome, but the more credible information seems to indicate that she does not have it.
Melissa Anne Marlowe
Melissa or Missy Marlowe is also one of those famous people with Turner Syndrome. She is a former American Gymnast who competed under artistic gymnastics. She became part of the United States team that was able to compete in the Pan American Games held in Indianapolis. She also became one of the members selected for the bichampion team. She was able to win and collect her own set of awards including defeating Sabrina Mar. She was always included as a member of the National team when competing in the Olympic Games. After competing in the Olympic Games held in Seoul, South Korea, Marlowe ended up getting fourth place. The most notable achievement she made is getting the World Champion Gymnast title.
As a person with Turner Syndrome, she ensured that even though she is suffering from the condition, she will not let it affect her especially in reaching her dreams. It was what she did, and now she is considered one of the most successful gymnasts worldwide. After retiring from being a professional gymnast, she is now the spokesperson in the Turner Syndrome Society. That was how Marlowe dealt with her condition. Although she was diagnosed with the condition after she was given birth, she did her best for her condition not to affect her dreams, and even make it a point to help those who have the same condition too through the position she has now in the Turner Syndrome Society.