joelle starting University of South Carolina

Joelle Packard recently embarked on a new journey and moved into her dorm to start the college program CarolinaLIFE at University of South Carolina.

The coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on everyone.  As an increasing number of places begin loosening their initial restrictions, every family is now struggling to establish a “new normal”.  

When the country was first shutting down and we were forced to cancel the walks, and then the convention and then the camps, it was difficult to imagine how we could ever meet our programming goals or operations budget for 2020.  In a matter of weeks, we lost the source (awareness walks and events) of more than 80% of our program funding, as well as our primary programs for individuals with Williams syndrome and their families.