GIRLS of the Thompson Valley
Our Thompson Valley chapter will launch in March 2019. If you live in the area, we want you to come and hang out with us!
Spearheaded by GIRLS CLUB Chapter Directors, Rachel & Hoby*, the Thompson Valley chapter of GIRLS CLUB embraces all that GIRLS CLUB holds dear: friendship, fun, frivolity... inclusiveness, connection and community. [ * Bios below!]
Do you live in the Thompson Valley of BC?
Contact us at: info@inGIRLSCLUB.com to find out more exciting details!
Meet Rachel & Hoby!
Rachel and Hoby were members of the Okanagan GIRLS CLUB chapter led by Bree. When their family moved to Kamloops, they missed the friendships, opportunities, and joy this amazing group provided their daughter. So, they decided to join in on the fun and open their own Thompson Valley Chapter!
Together, they hope to provide neuro-diverse girls the opportunity to meet friends, have fun, develop connections with others in their community, and make memories that will last a lifetime.
About Hoby, Rachel and their family…
Hoby and Rachel met at work, where Rachel worked as a Registered Nurse and Hoby as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse. Currently, Rachel is in her 3rd year of medical school while Hoby is taking university courses and is busy being a full-time dad.
Hoby and Rachel had their fair-share of neurodiversity experience before getting married in 2018 and blending their families.
Hoby’s oldest son was diagnosed with Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus infection (PANDAS) when he was 12, after a long journey of misdiagnoses and unknowns.
Their daughter, Mischa, has had a similar journey of back-and-forth diagnosis before finally being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) at the age of 7. [They say girls with ASD “present differently,” and this was definitely the case and reason for delay of diagnosis with Mischa.
Post diagnoses for both of their kids, there has never been a dull moment… and Rachel and Hoby embrace the differences that make their four children so unique.
There is much more to our story!
Listen to our interview here: http://autism30.com/ingirlsclub.html