Williams syndrome

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Tenn. Homecoming King Nominees Give Away Crown

Hand it to junior with Williams Syndrome

(Newser) - Scotty Maloney, a high school junior in Tennessee, suffers from Williams Syndrome, a rare genetic condition that inhibits learning and speech but also causes extreme friendliness. In fact, Scotty is so deeply liked by his classmates that the three young men nominated for homecoming king together decided to forgo the... More »

Parents Struggle to Raise Kids Born Without Fear

Sufferers of Williams syndrome trust everyone

(Newser) - Imagine if your child trusted everyone, unconditionally. It sounds like fiction, but for parents of children with Williams syndrome, it can be a nightmare that demands eternal vigilance against a dangerous world. NPR profiles one family with a 9-year-old daughter, Isabelle, who has Williams and consequently feels no social fear.... More »

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