An eighth-grader at Southern Middle School, Charles Wilson, will be Kentucky’s representative at the “Teens Speak Up!” advocacy conference March 26-28 in Washington, D.C. Charles, who has generalized primary epilepsy, also plans to attend the national epilepsy walk and to speak with members of Congress and senators on Capitol Hill.
During Teens Speak Up!, Charles will network with other students and work together to raise awareness about what it means to live with epilepsy. The D.C. event includes training sessions, inspirational speakers, and special programs for teens only. Charles, who was chosen by the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana, also met with state lawmakers last month in Frankfort.
Charles is on Southern Middle’s honor roll and participates in marching band, concert band, Beta Club, student council, math team, and Explorer club. His goal is to attend the University of Kentucky and become a pediatric oncologist.
Thank you, Charles, for being an LEX18 Champion of Change!
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