Pirozzolo Presents Williams Syndrome Resolution

Assemblyman Sam Pirozzolo (R,C-Staten Island) and Assemblywoman Jaime Williams presented a Resolution to memorialize Gov. Kathy Hochul to proclaim the month of May 2024 as Williams Syndrome Awareness Month in the state of New York.

Williams Syndrome is a genetic condition present at birth that can affect anyone and is characterized by medical issues, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays and learning disabilities. These medical conditions often occur side by side with striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities and an affinity for music. The Williams Syndrome Association, along with the families and friends of those with Williams Syndrome, is to be commended for its hard work, compassion and dedication to educating New Yorkers about this rare disorder.

“I am extremely delighted to have the Filippazzo and Morello families here with us today as we declare the month of May Williams Syndrome Awareness Month. As a condition with no cure, raising awareness and initiating medical research is essential for advancing Williams Syndrome treatment. Together, we can make a significant impact in the lives of those affected by this rare condition,” said Pirozzolo.