Williams Syndrome Awareness Month

May 15th, 2015 | Hurling News

Williams Syndrome Awareness Month

Armagh senior hurlers are rowing in behind the campaign to raise awareness of the genetic condition, Williams Syndrome.

Williams Syndrome (WS) can affect anyone and is characterized by medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning disabilities. These often occur side by side with striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities and an affinity for music.

WS affects 1 in 10,000 people worldwide – an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 people in the United States. It is known to occur equally in both males and females and in every culture.

Unlike disorders that can make connecting with your child difficult, children with Williams Syndrome tend to be social, friendly and endearing. Parents often say the joy and perspective a child with WS brings into their lives had been unimaginable.

The Williams Syndrome Association are using the month of May to raise awareness for Williams Syndromea genetic condition that remains virtually unknown to the general public, educators and many doctors. 

Please help to raise awareness for these extraordinary individuals with Williams Syndrome and help the WSA provide the critical programming and support needed to help them reach their full potential.

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