185 – Lenn Boston of Kalamazoo, MI Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer, Father of Four Including A Child With Angelman Syndrome
Our guest this week is Leonard Boston of Kalamazoo, MI, a retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer, real estate agent, board member of Parent To Parent (P2P) USA, and father of four, including a daughter with Angelman Syndrome.
Lenn and his wife, LaTrieva, have been married for 13 years and are the proud parents of four children: Kenyana (31), Ashante (28), Maleek (26) and Chloe(11), who was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome, a genetic disorder that mainly effects the nervous system.
After serving 20 years in the Navy, Lenn became a real estate agent and also serves on the board of Parent To Parent (P2P) USA, a national non-profit that empowers and supports parents raising
children with special needs.
Lenn is also active on a local level with The Family Center For Children And Youth With Special Health Care Needs, a statewide parent-directed center within Children’s Special Health Care Services and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
It’s an uplifting and inspiring story about a blended family whose young daughter with special needs has inspired them to advocate for greater parental involvement on a local and national basis.
We hear the Boston family story including how they strive to push Chloe to walk and be as strong as she can. That’s all on this Special Fathers Network Dad to Dad Podcast.
FAST (Foundation For Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics) – https://cureangelman.org
Angelman Syndrome Foundation – https://www.angelman.org
Parent To Parent (P2P) USA – https://www.p2pusa.org
Family Center for Children – https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71547_35698-56603–,00.html
Woods Edge Learning Center https://www.kresa.org/woodsedge