State Senator Laura FineSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Laura Fine proclaimed May 15, 2024 as Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Day to recognize residents living from the disease and increase awareness of symptoms and treatment options.

“Over 50,000 Americans live with tuberous sclerosis complex, but others go without being properly diagnosed because symptoms go unnoticed,” said Fine (D-Glenview). “There is no known cure for this disease, and individuals must be informed if they are to be treated properly and make important decisions about their health.”

Tuberous sclerosis complex is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form in vital organs, such as the brain, heart, kidneys, skin, liver and lungs. The disease is known to be the leading genetic cause for epilepsy and autism and is as common as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Senate Resolution 837 designates May 15, 2024 as Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Awareness Day. This resolution aims to spread awareness to encourage those with the disease to seek appropriate treatment and for those who know someone with the disease to support them in the best possible way.

Senate Resolution 837 was adopted by the Senate on Thursday.