Dr. Jacqueline Noonan Death | Passed Away | Obituary
Jacqueline Noonan Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Jacqueline Noonan.
Having heard about this great loss, the family of this individual is passing through pains, mourning the unexpected passing of their beloved.
This departure was confirmed through social media posts made by Twitter users who pour out tributes, and condolences to the family of the deceased.
It is with a heavy heart that the Noonan Syndrome Foundation shares news of the passing of Dr. Jacqueline Noonan. Some of us have had the honor of meeting Dr. Noonan. Many of us have not. Regardless, we all owe Dr. Noonan a huge debt of gratitude for discovering the syndrome that bears her name and has touched all of our lives. On behalf of the entire Noonan Syndrome family, we offer our condolences to Dr. Noonan’s family, friends, and colleagues. We hope that the knowledge of how much she meant to so many provides comfort. Dr. Noonan’s name and spirit will live on in every person diagnosed with Noonan Syndrome.
In 1962, UK pediatric cardiologist Dr. Jacqueline A. Noonan became internationally known for her description of a genetic disorder now called Noonan Syndrome. Learn more about her incredible career in this week’s special #HeartMonth #ThrowbackThursday.
My first hero. Dr Jacqueline Noonan, passed away this week. She was the pediatric cardiologist that diagnosed my condition and oversaw my open heart surgery in late 1966 (I was 3) and continued follow ups for two decades. If you ever met her, you would never forget her voice and especially her love. Sail on Dr Noonan…. R.I.P.
Yesterday, I learned that Dr. Jacqueline Noonan passed away at the age of 91. The obituary shared one sentence about her career in cardiology. One sentence. “She discovered a congenital heart condition, Noonan Syndrome, and devoted her life to caring for children.” That was it.
In 1963, Dr. Noonan first presented a paper on her finding that she had noted some children not only with a heart defect but characteristic physical appearance of short stature, webbed neck, wide-spaced eyes, and low-set ears. After several more papers and recognition, the condition was officially named Noonan Syndrome in 1971.
What the obituary didn’t share was that her discovery, her care for children and the genetic disorder named after her brought so much to so many families. While each patient with Noonan Syndrome has different forms of it with different characteristics and severities (more than initially found), her findings provided answers to medical mysteries that have, in some cases, been a part of families for generations.
Through the advent of technology and social media, thousands of families worldwide have been able to connect, share, learn for themselves, educate others, and provide support to each other about the many facets of Noonan Syndrome. We are helping to put a true face to this genetic disorder. We are working to educate our families, friends, teachers and even doctors about what patients with NS may have and what they are capable of doing. We are becoming advocates fighting to provide the needed medical care to patients. Your legacy will continue to live on through all of us.
Dr. Noonan, I had hoped to one day meet your in person to thank you for all you have done for our families. You have helped us to find answers in the medical community and indirectly created a worldwide family where we love, support, laugh and cry with each other. I’m sure you have been greeted with huge hugs from our Noonan Syndrome angels. NS is certainly rare, but you were one of a kind! RIP Dr. Noonan ❤️ #noonansyndrome #noonansyndromeawareness
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as family statement on the death is yet to be released.