GIRLS of the Okanagan
We launched our Okanagan chapter in August 2017. If you live in the area, we want you to come and hang out with us!
Spearheaded by GIRLS CLUB Chapter Director, Bree, the Okanagan GIRLS CLUB embraces all that GIRLS CLUB holds dear: friendship, fun, frivolity... inclusiveness, connection, community.
(Thanks to the Vernon Morning Star for the great press!)
Do you live in the Okanagan?
Contact us at: okanagan@inGIRLSCLUB.com to find out more exciting details!
In a previous life Bree worked in event management for large-scale sporting events, including the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. It was at this event that Bree and Vicky originally met as colleagues. Since that event, both have been working in their respective regions, until GIRLS CLUB recently reconnected them.
Bree is a mom to two amazing girls - 4 year old Tavia and 1.5 year old Malia.
It was part way through Bree's pregnancy with her youngest child that Bree and her husband learned that their baby was not developing "normally," and that she was missing part of her brain -- the corpus collosum. The corpus callosum is the set of nerve fibers that connects the left and right sides of the brain, allowing for communication between both hemispheres. Without this portion of the brain, motor, sensory, and cognitive information is difficult, if not impossible, for the brain to process.
As with many neurological disorders, the long-term prognosis for Malia is unknown. Doctors are unsure how and when she will develop and reach milestones. As a result, Bree is keen to start up the Okanagan Chapter of GIRLS CLUB, and give Malia the opportunity to develop friendships and connections with other GIRLS in her region who might also be neurologically challenged.
There is much more to our story!
Listen to our interview here: http://autism30.com/ingirlsclub.html