Assemblyman Jones: Resolution acknowledging rare syndrome passes Assembly; local family introduced and honored

June 20, 2017

Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced the passage of a resolution he introduced that proclaims December 4th, 2017 as Pallister-Killian Syndrome (PKS) Day in the State of New York. K.666

“Whenever we have the opportunity to inform and educate the public about serious health-related issues such as this one, we have to take advantage of it,” said Jones. “I am hopeful that research, education and understanding of PKS will aid in the early diagnosis of children and will benefit the families and individuals facing the many challenges affected by the disorder,”

Jay Wood and his mother, Christine, were in attendance for the passage of the resolution; Jay is a student at Peru Central School who has been diagnosed with PKS. Jay was joined by his family and friends to commemorate the moment. Jay is a wonderful child who loves life, has a great laugh, eats anything chocolate and is one of SUNY Plattsburgh’s biggest hockey fans. Most of all Jay is a loving son, grandson and brother to his sister, Emma.

“It is imperative that there be greater public cognizance of this syndrome”, said Jones. “That is why I am proud to have sponsored this resolution and join my colleagues to help to raise awareness for Pallister-Killian Syndrome.”