Hansen welcomes families with Williams Syndrome to Capitol

LANSING—Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, (center) stands on the Capitol steps Wednesday with several Michigan families who have a family member diagnosed with Williams Syndrome, a rare genetic condition characterized by problems including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays and learning disabilities.

Gov. Rick Snyder recently issued a proclamation recognizing May as Williams Syndrome Awareness Month, and Hansen welcomed the families to the Capitol for the occasion.

Pictured from left are Mike McFall, communications director for the Williams Syndrome Association; Linda Schutter of Montague; the Torres family of Lansing; Kay Drinkwater of Montague; Hansen; Mary Bone of Whitehall; the Davidson family of Shelby Township; Kelly Jenkins of Montague; the Roodvoets family of Wayland; and the Hild family of Sterling Heights.

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