Phyllis Gall Award

Recipients

Sam Whitson is a Tennessee State Representative, and was imperative in getting DSAMT’s first legislative bill passed. The Down syndrome Information Act requires the TN State Department of Health to place information and resources across the state on their website and make that information available to both families and providers. Representative Whitson assisted DSAMT in coordinating the 3.21 Down syndrome Day on the hill and was instrumental in passing the house resolution declaring 3/21/2019 and Down syndrome Day in TN. He is currently very involved in Tennessee’s version of the Katie Beckett Waiver, and has always supported legislation benefitting those with disabilities.

Please help DSAMT recognize our 2019 Phyllis Gall Grandparent Award winner Representative Sam Whitson, Emaline’s PawPaw

Past Recipients

2017/2018 Frank Boehm
2016 David Zimmerman
2015: Betty Brooks
2014: Mark Copeland

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