Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Did You Know? -Colin Farrell's Son Has Angelman Syndrome

Did You Know?
Actor Colin Farrell's seven-year-old son, James, has Angelman syndrome, a rare neuro-developmental disorder that severely impacts global developmental delays and speech.

On behalf of his son, Farrell has become an effective and outspoken activist for the disability. Check out the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST) with its resource video, and hear about Angelman in Colin Farrell's own words here. You can also find out more about Speak Out efforts to raise greater awareness about a disorder that impacts 1 in 15,000 lives births.

Kudos to Colin Farrell for sharing his own story to help his son and the cause. Another responsible use of celebrity. I love posting this kind of information to remind you than when it comes to the challenges of special needs parenting and demands of parental advocacy, you are never alone.

Disability can happen to anyone at anytime, even celebs.

Logo courtesy of FAST

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