Resolution recognizes May as Williams Syndrome Awareness Month

May 08, 2017
Pictured, from left, are Ann Hubbard, Bryce Hubbard, Rep. MaryAnne Kinney, Chase Hubbard, and Garret Hubbard.

Augusta — Rep. MaryAnne Kinney, R-Knox, on May 4 introduced a “Joint Resolution Recognizing May 2017 as Williams Syndrome Awareness Month.”

Kinney welcomed Bryce Hubbard, his mother Ann, father Garret and brother Chase, all of Knox, to the State House to be recognized by the House prior to the reading of the Resolution. Bryce, a student at Mount View High School, lives with Williams Syndrome. His father is a member of the Regional School Unit 3 Board of Directors.

According to the Williams Syndrome Association, Williams Syndrome (WS) is a genetic condition that is present at birth and can affect anyone. It is characterized by medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning challenges, and affects one in 10,000 people worldwide.

 

 

 

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