Sandra Hubbard-LeBlanc, mother of Cheryl, member of Alström Syndrome International Board, and chair of ASI’s Canadian branch, received the Katharine Pearson Shining Example Award for promoting her daughter’s independence and high quality of life. She was also recognized for the work she does for caregivers in the local Yarmouth area, including co-facilitating caregiver support groups.
“What started with a meeting around a kitchen table in Yarmouth County a couple of decades ago evolved into a worldwide organization and the woman who got the ball rolling has been recognized with a national award from VON Canada.
Sandra Hubbard-LeBlanc – who in the 1990s helped launch what is known today as Alström Syndrome International – is this year’s recipient of the Katharine Pearson Caregiver Award.” ~ Yarmouth Vanguard. Read more about it here.