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South Dakota

Kristin Knutson

Who’s In Your Family?

Andrew (15), Brian (Dad), Kristin (mom), Kayla (sister), and Sarah (sister)

What do you want people to know about your family?

  • We live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Brian is a physician
  • Kristin is a teacher
  • Kayla and Sarah are in college
  • Andrew is a freshman in high school and is currently the only deaf student at his school

What activities do you like to do?

  • We love to spend time together.
  • Our family enjoys going to sporting events (MN Vikings, Wild, and Twins are a few of our favorites).
  • Andrew rides horse as a form of sensory therapy
  • Andrew loves participating in Special Olympics
  • Andrew is enjoying being a part of the Best Buddies program at his school

Why do you Volunteer with the Foundation?

I volunteered to become a liaison for the Foundation because I enjoy meeting new families who have a child with CHARGE. I have learned a lot through our journey and I look forward to sharing my experiences with new and incoming families.

To contact your state’s Family Liaison please email Lourdes Quintana at Lourdes@chargesyndrome.org.