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CEHHS Board of Advisors Member and Alumna Advocates for the Extraordinary

As the parent of two children with rare to extraordinarily rare medical or genetic conditions, Linda Starnes is not one to just accept things as they are.  From the day of their births, Linda and husband Tom, became the advocates for both of their children, Emily & Mac.  As an alumna and emeritus member of our College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Board of Advisors, Linda applied the same tireless dedication to advocating for our college to enhance, expand, promote and improve our college.

Take a few minutes and read this incredible article written by Linda for, a monthly online magazine written by parents of children with special healthcare needs and disabilities  Her personal story, “From Rare to Extraordinarily Rare in an Everyday Kind of Life”,  offers a wonderful perspective and just shouldn’t be missed.