Thursday, September 2, 2010

Lisa Peters

Once upon a time, Lisa Peters was a sales executive who sold plastic to the medical device industry. Interestingly, one of the largest applications for this material was for naso-gastric feeding tubes. Little did she know, one day she would have a son who would need one.

She now lives in Massachusetts with her loving husband, Jeff and her two beautiful children: Nicholas 8 (diagnosed with Prader Willi Syndrome) and Weston 11 (diagnosed with ADHD).

She is an author, advocate and stay-at-home mom.  Her essay "A Life Less Perfect" was recently published in A Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Special Needs. Other essays have been nominated at Winning Writers and Writer's Digest. She serves on the Publications Committee for the National Organization for Prader Willi Syndrome.

By sharing her family's experiences, she hopes to raise awareness of ADHD and Prader Willi Syndrome.

PWS is a rare and complex genetic disorder affecting the 15th chromosome.  PWS causes low muscle tone, scoliosis, short stature, temperature regulation dysfunction, diminished pain sensation, cognitive, speech and behavioral delays as well as a bizarre and chronic feeling of insatiable hunger that can lead to uncontollable eating and life threatening obesity for the individual. There is currently no cure for PWS. For more information, please visit To contact Lisa, email her at or follow her blog at