The TSSS is the British support society for people affected by Turners Syndrome. If
you are affected by TS, I really would strongly recommend you become a member, and would recommend even more strongly that
you attend their anual conference, held at Pontins in Blackpool
When I first found out I had Turners Syndrome at the age of 15, my mum and I decided
we would go to this conference in Blackpool. I remember feeling really awkward and unsure about going, as I really didn't
know what to expect. However, by the first night I was there, 2 mums from Leeds (Jane and Julie) came and started talking
to me and my mum. They introduced me to their daughters Jessica and Charlotte, who are now 2 of the best friends I have, and
I have never looked back since.
Over the past 5 years of attending the conference, I met more and more teenagers
with Turners Syndrome, a lot of who are now the best friends I have, or ever will have. It is so uplifting
to see how well we all get on. Without many exceptions at all, we seem to click into place and all get on really well.
I don't believe this is entirely to do with the fact that we all understand where
we're coming from because we all have Turners Syndrome in common. It is more to do with the fact that girls with Turners Syndrome
are without fail the nicest natured girls you'll ever meet. It really makes me proud to be associated with every one of the
girls I meet, if it means I'm half as nice as them.
From my own experiences, I would strongly recommend that everyone, but particularly
teenagers and young women with TS, attend the conference, as it will undoubtedly do you good to see that we are all happy,
healthy girls, up for having a laugh like any other girl, and capable of doing anything we set our minds to