Read Taylor’s PWS Journey – Gretton House

August 25, 2020

Leaving home and moving into a residential care setting was a difficult first step – but it soon became a journey that would positively change her life.

Taylor, aged 25, was diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) shortly after she was born and despite the challenges the condition presented, her determination to live a full and active life has never faltered. PWS is a rare genetic condition affecting one in 15,000 births. It is characterised by a lack of satiety cues which can give rise to life threatening obesity if not properly managed. Individuals with PWS can also experience a range of physical, learning and behavioural challenges.