October 29 was Rett Syndrome Awareness Day and recognized throughout the city.
The City of Sault Ste. Marie proclaimed October as Rett Syndrome Awareness Month.
On the day, people encouraged to wear purple as a sign of support for the neurological disease.
Rett Syndrome is a condition that takes away the use of spoken language and hand use from the individual.
It is almost always found in females and typically noticed between 6 and 18 months when it affects hand skills, gait and speech.
The disease is not considered degenerative despite the multiple challenges a person diagnosed with it faces.
Many people diagnosed with Rett’s live long into their adult lives even though there is no known cure.