Intern Update – AMC Support Convention

July 21, 2009

I joined Rick and Kim at the AMC Support convention in Philly this weekend. AMC (Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita) is a genetic condition that impairs joint mobility. Kim and I spent most of the day interviewing different families and individuals: we spoke to parents of a toddler with AMC, an art teacher/motivational speaker, even a college student who used her experience in Communications to create a disabilities advocacy website at her school. Lots of inspiring stories, beautiful people, and of course, adorable kids! Between the dangling donut-eating contest and the scavenger hunt, you’d think the younger attendees would’ve been ready for naptime an hour into the convention but no — still PLENTY of energy left for painting with Theresa.

painting at AMC

We had a lot of fun painting, jamming out on the piano, filming, and making new friends. I’m working on the conference footage right now, it’s looking good so far. Hopefully editing won’t take too long and I’ll get it online soon. In the meantime, everyone should check out the AMC Support website and Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli’s site, too. Lazylegz is amazing… I wish I had a cool nickname/breakdancing skills. Keep checking back on this blog and our Facebook page for PE updates!

– Claire


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