Fragile X got some mainstream exposure on Friday’s episode of General Hospital. One of the main characters, Samantha McCall, talks with her estranged adoptive dad. Trying to reconnect with his daughter, Samantha’s Dad mentions that he’s been, “doing some research on the genetic disorder that her brother Danny was born with, Fragile X syndrome.” He goes on to say that, “It seems like they’ve made some progress in treating it.” He also made a donation in his name to the Port Charles Fragile X Foundation.
This is the second time that General Hospital has mentioned Fragile X and we’re not sure this is it or if this will arch further, but Samantha was shown looking at the certificate again later in the episode. It definitely got the Fragile X community talking. One mom posted on Facebook that she, “loves awareness in the unlikely places you wouldn’t expect it.”