FPWR (Foundation for Prader Willi Research) Canada hosted a wonderful learning and networking national conference last week. It was a time for us to meet families and professionals committed to research and support. Many new families were present and they were surrounded by their peers, mentors and elders in the united effort to help those with PWS and the families that care for them. Chatting with parents, comparing notes with care-givers, meeting professionals filled the weekend with dynamic dialog. Our own Patrice Carroll participated in the panel discussion on Sunday and helped to allay the fears of families just embarking on this shared journey we call Prader-Willi Syndrome. The mission of the organization is to eliminate the challenge of PWS through the advancement of research. Since 2003, FPWR has already raised 2.5 million dollars toward meeting that goal. The conference concluded with a very successful One Small Step Walk in Brampton. It was a beautiful day to be walking with our beautiful new friends.
Great job, FPWR Canada!