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Thank you for publishing Katherine Stanley's terrific “Speak Up” essay in the October/November 2013 issue, “Benefit of the Doubt: The gift that has helped me thrive with Prader-Willi syndrome” (bit.ly/18Tq2tK). I have a great grandson with Prader-Willi syndrome. His name is Kerrigan Doyle (see photo).
Like Katherine, he is much loved and living up to his potential. Kerrigan is 19 years old and attends a special school, where he is learning lots of useful things. He goes everywhere with his father and four brothers; one of his “self-imposed” jobs is keeping all those boys in line. Kerrigan deals with all the same issues Katherine discusses, so we wanted her to know how much we appreciated reading about her. We're also looking forward to her book in November!
Marnie A. Beattie, MSW, ACSW (retired)