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WNC dad hits streets to spread awareness about rare disorder

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Chris Bracket walks to promote awareness of Turner Syndrome Chris Bracket walks to promote awareness of Turner Syndrome
RUTHERFORDTON, NC (FOX Carolina) -

A Rutherford Co. father hit the streets Saturday to show his love for his daughter who suffers from a rare chromosome disorder.

Chris Brackett said his 2-year-old daughter has Turner Syndrome and he wants to spread local awareness about the disorder. Brackett made a decision to pound the pavement in western North Carolina towns to spread his message by wearing a hand-printed poster board.

On Saturday morning, Brackett set out along US 221 in Rutherfordton and planned to march more than 10 miles through Rutherfordton, Forest City and Spindale. Brackett said his walk would end in the Ellenboro community.

Brackett said Turner Syndrome is a chromosome disorder that affects up to 2,000 women in the world.

"Ninety-eight percent of babies conceived with Turner Syndrome are never born due to miscarriages," he said. "So I made a decision not long after my miracle baby was born that I was going to give up a lot of stuff to be an advocate for her and the women like her."

Brackett dubbed his trek "A Daddy's Love Walk" and said he is planning future walks in other North Carolina cities to spread awareness for Turner Syndrome and raise money to fight it.

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