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Easter Fun

By: Kim Tula, Family Support Counselor For many, Easter is a fun and joy-filled holiday, but for individuals with PWS and their families and caregivers, it can also be full of worry. The anticipation of large family dinners, Easter Egg hunts, and candy-filled baskets left by the Easter Bunny can result in increased anxiety and […]

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INDIVIDUALLY WE ARE RARE…TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG: PARENT MENTOR PROGRAM 
STRENGTHENS PWS COMMUNITY

On September 8, 2018, PWSA (USA) help a parent mentor workshop at the Monroe Carrell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. PWSA (USA) Parent Mentor Director, Diane Seeley, created the innovative workshop to educate parent mentors about a variety of topics, including current trends in dietary management, advantages and safety of various […]

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He’s Still Henry- Our Prader-Willi Syndrome Story

One night last week, I had a moment where, for the first time in his 18 months of life, I thought, “I wish Henry didn’t have to have Prader-Willi Syndrome.” It was a guilty thought, and was accompanied by more than a few tears. I’m not sure if they were tired tears, third-trimester tears or […]

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