My name is Rena Wright and I am a trustee of Downs Syndrome Liverpool.
I am married to Billy and have five children; Daniel age 29 years, Shaun age 27 years, Katie age 14 years, and twins Adam and Sam age 12 years.
I joined Down Syndrome Liverpool when Katie was around 1 years old. During my time as a trustee I have taken a lead role with fundraising and educational support when needed. I have found being a trustee a really fulfilling and rewarding role and have felt honoured to not only be part of the community, but also to be able to support other families on a personal level.
Our daughter katie who has Downs Syndrome has enriched our lives so much as a family and she has shown us that anything can be achieved if you never give up and believe in yourself!
As many of you may have been aware for some time now Katie has been quite poorly with her health, however we are delighted to let you all know that Katie is responding better than any of us expected and we remain positive that she will overcome this illness and will once again live her life to the fullest! This is just another example of how strong our children can be and how they have the ability to overcome any barriers they may face.
It is my belief with us working together and supporting each other, all our children can truly reach their potential and will succeed in all areas of their lives!