Williams Syndrome Walk brings awareness to Havre
John Paul Schmidt
Keeley Wilson, her family and more than 150 supporters participate in the Williams Syndrome Awareness Walk Sunday afternoon.
Montana's first Williams Syndrome Awareness Walk brought more than 150 people to Town Square Sunday afternoon to take a walk around the downtown city blocks.
Dottie Wilson said all 84 people who registered for the walk showed up at the event and she was pleasantly surprised by the number of people who arrived to show their support.
Sheila Newerth kicked off the event at the square with Keeley Wilson and others who have the uncommon condition.
"All three of these girls are blessings," Newerth said.
Newerth said one of the most important facets and mottos of the girls' life was they held "extraordinary gifts and some very unique challenges."
Keeley led the procession of her friends, family and community that stretched for blocks at a time through the streets of Havre, eventually back to the square to invite them to partake in a barbecue.
All the proceeds from the event went to the Williams Syndrome Association, which is to use the funds to provide resources and opportunities to families affected by the condition.