My name is Julie Oglesbee and my family is from Lakeside Ohio. I have three grown children: Elisa (mom to my grandson Grayson, who has WS), Derek and Nicole. I work as a preschool teacher in Lakeside, a small town that has reached out to us in so many ways of support for Grayson and his mom. We love the water and the beach and enjoy summer, fall and winter here! I became involved with the Williams Syndrome Association when my grandson was diagnosed at 8 weeks old. We immediately reached out to families and began attending events and then quickly started helping with a regional walk. We took his diagnosis and ran with it and have never looked back—important to us for Grayson to know who he is and that he is special. It became something that just made our family bonds closer and the bonds that we shared with the other WS families. I knew right from the start that I wanted to be able to help these children and their families with whatever I can. My goal is to make resources accessible for the families and make sure that we touch each other lives with gatherings and events and friendship.