Samantha will be joining us at this year’s Autumn Retreat! We asked Samantha to share a little bit of what this opportunity means to her:
“I was diagnosed with TS at age 8. I never had any support system and was never around others with TS until recently. I am now 30. It has made for some trialing times, but I have overcome those trialing times and am now so ecstatic to be a part of such an amazing organization. I have made some amazing TS friends, and hope to continue with new adventures and continue to make new relationships with other women with Turners. These events truly inspire me, they help me realize and know I am not alone in this fight. That is exactly what TS is everyday, a fight. In this fight though we have each other, and together we are always Turner strong. This helps me make it each day in this life.”
The Autumn Retreat was designed with you in mind. As Samantha says, you are not alone and we created this event to help you feel supported. At the Autumn Retreat, you’ll connect with other women and girls who understand your Turner journey because they’ve been through it, too. From icebreakers to help everyone get to know each other, to group games and activities that encourage everyone to work together, you are sure to leave this weekend with a new friend.
One of our favorite moments from last year’s Retreat was the rock-climbing wall. This activity pushed our group outside of their comfort zone – even helping some to face their fear of heights! We were so proud of those who decided to give it a try, and even more proud of the community and support on the ground. Our group cheered on each individual brave enough to take on the rock wall – helping them reach a little higher! The energy, smiles, and support of this activity represent what you can expect to experience when you attend this year’s Autumn Retreat! Register now – spots are filling fast!