A MASQUERADE AT LUCAS ESTATE
It was a very special night at Lucas Estate for the endearing Bennett family. Like many events in 2020, this one was sadly postponed. The night masquerade was the inaugural fundraising event for Phelan-McDermid Syndrome (PMS). The purpose of Cecilia’s Advice, LLC is to spread awareness of this rare chromosome deletion and raise funds for the PMS Foundation. To make the evening even more special, one of the founders that discovered the syndrome was present to share her experience. Emcee, Nicole Pence Becker of Pence Media Group, stepped outside of her comfort zone making her debut as also an auctioneer. What a night!
Common symptoms of PMS include arachnoid cyst, dilation of cerebral ventricles, aspiration, autism or autistic-like behavior, gastrointestinal issues, severe developmental delays, gross motor delays, severe intellectual disability, inability to sweat, hypotonia, lymphedema, recurrent otitis media, seizures, speech delays/absent speech, subluxation of the hip, vesicoureteral reflux, and ptosis/strabismus. There is no cure or treatment specifically for PMS.