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Hi my name is Katy. I am 31 and have Williams Syndrome.

It all started after finishing Eastleigh College. I didn’t know what the future held for me but I never thought that I would get to where I am now. I was 20 and moving to Minehead in Somerset.  I was looking forward to it but i didn’t want to lose friends family or what I had learned at Eastleigh.

My son Ethan was diagnosed with Williams Syndrome when he was 13 weeks old and the support and information that the WSF have provided since then has been invaluable. Looking after Ethan and ensuring that he's being raised to his full potential - whilst also managing his medical issues - isn't the easiest thing to do. The guidelines, research and general advice I've been able to get from the Foundation is really helping me to feel more in control.

I first became involved with the Williams Foundation as a paediatric registrar in London. Over the subsequent 35 years I have met, talked to and enjoyed the company of many hundreds of children and adults with Williams Syndrome...

I have no experience at all as a professional fundraiser, but what I have learnt is that people are generous and that they love to donate to a personal cause.