WMS donates to Fragile X research
The Waynesville Middle School seventh-grade science department sponsored a school-wide fundraiser to bring awareness to genetic disorders.
Jeans for Genes and Hats for Hope gave the students and faculty an opportunity to donate money.
Students, faculty and staff gave a total of $318 to the Fragile X Research Foundation. Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition involving changes in part of the X chromosome. It is the most common form of inherited intellectual disability in boys.
The funds were presented to Jennifer Kelly, a fellow teacher and mother of a son with Fragile X syndrome.