At just a few weeks old, Jessica Patay’s son Ryan was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Prader-Willi syndrome, and shortly after his diagnosis, Jessica received a call from a mentor mom from the Prader-Willi California Foundation. In...
At just a few weeks old, Jessica Patay’s son Ryan was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Prader-Willi syndrome, and shortly after his diagnosis, Jessica received a call from a mentor mom from the Prader-Willi California Foundation. In that moment, she knew she was not alone. Along her journey, Jessica learned how important it is to have support from other moms with special-needs children, and in 2017, Jessica founded We Are Brave Together, a non-profit organization that provides respite, community, inspiration, and mentoring for mothers caring for children of any age with disabilities, special needs, or other medical or mental health challenges. Jessica is passionate about serving and encouraging moms of special needs children everywhere and wants every mom to know “You are not alone.”
Jessica Patay is a mother, wife, and advocate/cheerleader for Special Needs Mothers. She has been married to her husband, Chris, for 23 years and they reside in the Palos Verdes area of Southern California. They have two sons and a daughter, all teenagers. Their second son, age 17, was born with a rare, medically complex genetic disorder, called Prader-Willi syndrome.
Because Jessica is passionate about serving, mentoring, and inspiring other Special Needs Moms, she launched and leads a non-profit organization called We Are Brave Together. WABT provides resources, respite, support groups, mentoring and inspiration for moms caring for children or adult children, any age, with any diagnosis, disability or challenge. She believes in the power of gathering to empower, strengthen and uplift moms in their unique, diverse and difficult journeys. WABT offers support groups, workshops, retreats and inspirational events. (During this quarantine, WABT is offering Zoom Support Group meetings. Jessica Patay is the host of Brave Together podcast, which can be found on iTunes and Spotify.
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