Meet Reggie Roper

Meet Reggie Roper

Reggie has been part of the GGC family for over 18 years. He has short stature, webbing of his hands, pulmonary stenosis, seizures and hydrocephalus along with developmental delay. He carried an initial diagnosis of cardiofaciocutaneous (CFC) syndrome; however, as genetic testing advanced, GGC made the diagnosis of Noonan-like syndrome with loose anagen hair by identifying a mutation in the SHOC2 gene. He is also an active participant in the Greenwood Community Theatre's Penguin Project.

"GGC is always compassionate and always very helpful. I trust them 100% with my child. 

With so many issues going on, Dr. Skinner and the staff helped us get to the doctors we needed for each of Reggie's different problems

I wholeheartedly recommend that if you have a child with a disability and don't know what's going on, please come to the Genetic Center. Talk to the staff. They will make sure all of your questions are answered and they will treat you like you're one of the family. They help me understand all of Reggie's different problems. I know that I can pick up the phone anytime and call, and they will put my fears to rest.

It has been a blessing to have the Genetic Center in our lives."

-Geraldine Carter, Reggie's mother

 

 

 

One Mother's Story

One Mother's Story

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