Boy plays on a playground

Pace Williams, age 5

Photograph by DeAndra Young (2021)

Pace’s animated personality keeps people guessing. He loves putting on character costumes and pretending to be someone or something else. He also loves to dance, dance, dance!

Pace’s parents were told he might never be able to walk or talk—but God has another plan for his future! Pace was diagnosed with hyperekplexia (a rare, hereditary neurological disorder) and other medical issues. This required him to have lots of medical attention and therapies with a team of specialty doctors and therapists. Pace proved everyone wrong and now runs, jumps, climbs, and one day may even “leap buildings in a single bound!”

Mom, Georgia concludes: “Pace and his sister Patriss are my greatest gifts and examples of love, and when their powers combine, watch out world!

Family Connection of South Carolina provides services and resources to families who have a child with a disability or specialized healthcare need. Since 1990 we have served more than 100,000 families and today our services are needed more than ever. We focus on parent-to-parent support, guidance with navigating the complex healthcare system, and assistance with school meetings and special education plans.

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