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The Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of its new Executive Director Morrisette "Bonnie" Royster.Read Full Story »
The Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation (CdLS) raised over $6,000 in less than 24 hours on Giving Tuesday in November. The global day of giving harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Giving Tuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to help kick-off the holiday giving season.Read Full Story »
The Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation (CdLS) has joined Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 29, Giving Tuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season.Read Full Story »
Jim and Jen Pomfret are preparing to mark the twelfth year of what is called the hottest 5K of December. As the One Love, One Heart 5k slogan reads, "One love refers to the universal love and respect expressed by all people for all people." At the event, this love is directed towards those who have a rare genetic disorder called Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS). This includes their daughter, Maya.Read Full Story »
The Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS) Foundation, a national nonprofit family support organization, held its 28th annual CdLS Charity Golf Tournament at the Tapawingo National Golf Club in St. Louis, MO, on October 10.Read Full Story »
CdLS in the News
03/23/17Read Full Story »
Philip and Shelli Olson have been doing foster care for years. They have adopted six of their foster kids. They have had one little girl from birth who has Cornelia de Lange syndrome and when they found out about her sister, who also has it, they adopted her as well.Read Full Story »
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The Ida Fireman's Park is hoping to raise between $40,000 and 50,000 for the Wertenberger family. Dusty and Jen Wertenberger's one-year-old son, Kaiden, was born with several birth defects, such as heart issues, a small head and a hand defect.
The family, wearing purple T-shirts that stated they love someone with CdLS (Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, a very rare genetic disorder), gathered around Kaiden inside.
02/11/17Read Full Story »
Emma Pietrafesa, a 10‐year‐old girl who has Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, was presented, along with her brother Anthony, 12, and her mother Karen, with a 2010 Camaro wheelchair/stroller on Friday.
for most girls, getting around in a purple Camaro as their first car is only a dream. For Emma Pietrafesa, Who was born with a developmental disorder, it was a reality in the form of a "magic" purple wheelchair, Built especially for her by two Boynton Beach city employees.Read Full Story »