Best Buddies Citizens: Susan & Stephanie
My name is Susan and my best buddy is Stephanie, a woman who has Williams Syndrome (WS). We have been friends now for five months and have really enjoyed getting to know each other.
I have three goals for 2018 to make my friendship with Stephanie even better. The first is to learn more about WS and Stephanie’s experiences. I joined the WSA and started reading about the syndrome. I have talked with other adults with WS and their families and now Stephanie is friends with some of them, too. This has helped me better understand Stephanie and makes me a better friend.
The second goal is to find fun new experiences for Stephanie and me to enjoy. We have gone to musicals, the Nutcracker Ballet, made customized pottery, and tried new restaurants. Some of our goals for this year are to go to Paint Nite, Plant Nite, more musicals, the Baltimore Aquarium, and some museums.
The last goal is to attend more Best Buddies and Williams Syndrome Organization events. I signed up to volunteer at the annual WS conference which should be fun and informative. Stephanie and I will be attending and help with set-up at the Best Buddies Valentine’s Day Dance.
Stephanie is thinking about her goals this year, too. We both are excited to share new and exciting adventures together this year.
Best Buddies Citizens participant