All About Kacie:
Have you ever felt that you’ve lived multiple lives within one lifetime? For example, the person you were while in high school is slightly different from who you were while in college, and even more changes happen when you “grow up” and begin your career, have children, buy a house, etc… These paradigm shifts in life seem to guide you in different directions and your motivation and focus in life shift and change.
I grew up in the small town of Sullivan, Missouri with my parents and younger sister until I set off for college in Springfield, Missouri. I knew I wanted to enter the healthcare field from a young age. I thoroughly enjoyed the “blood and guts” of my anatomy classes and my heart longed to help people in a meaningful way, thus entering into the field of radiography was a natural fit.
Hello SCN8A Community,
Founding The Cute Syndrome Foundation and running it these last almost 9 years has been one of the greatest honors of my life. This foundation has been responsible for some of the greatest lessons, friendships, and joys of my life. Sometimes it happens that a thing you've made takes on a life of its own. This is what has happened with TCSF. That is why I am writing today with an announcement: I am thrilled to share with you the appointment of Kacie Craig as our new Executive Director. Many of you know Kacie, mom of Stella, as the host of our Meaningful Change and Clinical Trial Readiness Series. She also runs our weekly book club and has served on TCSF's volunteer executive committee. Kacie will be here to lead TCSF into the next era as we move into expanding our support, engagement, and educational efforts for the SCN8A community.
As I transition to supporting TCSF from a role on the Board of Directors, I am reflecting on the tremendous work we have done over the years. Our family support group and programming has expanded to offer programming year round to serve the educational, social and emotional, and engagement needs of the SCN8A community. Our revenue has increased 10-fold in our time focusing on SCN8A. We are fortunate to have a clinical trial enrolling in our community. This organization is currently run by a number of committed family members of individuals with SCN8A.
I am so proud of what we have accomplished. And I am so thrilled to see what is to come under Kacie's tenure.