Our #PWSandme Campaign – supporting PWS Awareness Month
Consensus Gretton, providers of support and accommodation for adults with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) are supporting PWS Awareness Month, May 2018 by launching our PWSandme Campaign. This looks beyond PWS as a ‘condition’ to the people whose lives have been touched by it to help create better understanding and awareness.
From the initial anxiety of the first steps down an unknown path, to the struggles encountered through different stages of life, through to the wonderful moments – the joy and the pride that have lit up each stage of their journey.
Mothers, fathers, individuals with PWS and their support workers. Their experiences, in their own words.
Watch the videos below to hear their inspiring stories.
“She lost two stone, put it back, lost three stone, put it back but to see her change and be active again…this is up there because the stakes were so high and we knew that if this didn’t work then our options were small. It’s been an extraordinary journey.”
Mandy, Katie’s mum.
“Alex as one of four siblings is easily the one who is the most thoughtful, who is the most generous, who’s the most organised. She will be the only child who gives me an early Mother’s day card, an early birthday card, an early anniversary card. And that sense of Prader-Willi being ordered and organised, definitely has a lot going for it.”
Kate, Alex’s mum.
PWS is characterised by an excessive appetite and a range of cognitive, behavioural and emotional challenges; but with the right support, individuals with PWS can lead a happy, fulfilling life. To learn more, watch our ‘What is PWS?’ animation below.
Also, hear the stories of individuals living with PWS, the emotive journeys of parents raising a child with PWS and the rewards of working with people with PWS in a residential setting.
Find out more about Consensus Gretton’s specialist PWS Services for adults.