We have added Williams Syndrome Awareness socks to our growing collection of awareness socks. These beautifully designed socks celebrate people with Williams Syndrome.
We offer a crew and knee high version of the Williams Syndrome Awareness Socks. Each pair is unisex and fits men, women and older children with sizes 2 – 10. These socks were made in the USA.
Kelly Dombroski, Mom to Tyler, suggested that we create these socks and we could not be more excited. At Kelley’s suggestion, we used the symbol of the Williams Syndrome Association: a colorful pair of hands with a heart. Wear these socks and people are bound to ask about the design and you can tell them about Williams Syndrome. We donate $2 from the sale of every pair of these socks to the Williams Syndrome Association.
Here is what the Williams Syndrome Association has to say:
According the Williams Syndrome Association (williams-syndrome.org), Williams syndrome (WS) is a genetic condition that is present at birth and can affect anyone. Approximately 30,000 individuals in the United States are affected by this disorder. It is characterized by medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning challenges, which often occur side by side with striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities and an affinity for music.
WS affects 1 in 10,000 people worldwide – an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 people in the United States. It is known to occur equally in both males and females and in every culture.
Children with Williams syndrome tend to be social, friendly and endearing. Parents often say the joy and perspective a child with WS brings into their lives had been unimaginable.
But there are major struggles as well. Many babies have life-threatening cardiovascular problems. Children with WS need costly and ongoing medical care and early interventions (such as speech or occupational therapy) that may not be covered by insurance or state funding. As they grow, they struggle with things like spatial relations, numbers, and abstract reasoning, which can make daily tasks a challenge. As adults, most people with Williams syndrome will need supportive housing to live to their fullest potential. Many adults with WS contribute to their communities as volunteers or paid employees; often working at assisted living homes for senior citizens, hospitals and libraries, or as store greeters or veterinary aides.
Size: These unisex socks are one size. They fit:
Sock Maker: John's Crazy Socks
Materials: 100% polyester
Made in the USA