The 2018 Chromosome 18 Conference was enjoyed by all three Team TLC members!
We shout a huge and hearty THANK YOU to The For Kids Foundation who paid for my and Lillian’s registration fee and airfare … AND … to friends who supported Lillian’s fundraiser and purchased her book, my book, and Thomas’ book! That covered our food and a wee bit of the hotel stay!! ….. AND … The Nevada Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities’ Consumer Leadership fund which covered the remainder of the hotel stay!
We are deeply and incredibly grateful for everyone’s support and loving kindness in making sure that we got to the conference this year! The conference is always packed with tons of useful and informative sessions and is a once per year chance for Lillian to see her friends face to face. Friends who get her, who are like her, who laugh at her jokes, and just giggle with her for no reason! Attending the conference every summer inspires and encourages Lillian to face fears and accomplish goals.
– Camilla Downs
Chromosome 18’s mission is to help individuals with chromosome 18 abnormalities overcome the obstacles they face, so they may lead happy, healthy, and productive lives. Our mission has three facets: building community, expanding education, and advancing research. Our shared vision is that one day, children with chromosome 18 abnormalities will have the same aspirations and achievements in life as their siblings.
We are well aware of the enormity of that vision, but we have a clearly defined path and are making steady progress to realize that vision. The progress and the joy are both thanks to the dedication of our many members who support each other while on our path to making this vision a reality. Whether they dedicate hours or dollars or both, they make this success happen.
Visit the link to read more about Lillian’s trip and learn more about TLC: http://theteamtlc.com/2018/08/the-2018-chromosome-18-conference-baltimore-maryland/