The Unsung Hero Award

The Unsung Hero Award is presented at the Biennial meeting to honor an individual who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to our understanding of 22q11.2 and personal qualities including:
  • Commitment (number of years of service)
  • Hard Work (hours of service)
  • Devotion (selfless hours of service)
  • Collaboration and Inclusivity (with sister organizations and the research and healthcare community at large)
  • Along with making a national and international impact on individuals with 22q11.2DS and/or their families and caregivers

2016 Recipient: Maria Kamper

Photos courtesy of Terrence B. Crowley.

Maria Kamper with Sheila Kambin (2014 recipient)
Maria Kamper with Sheila Kambin (2014 recipient)

Information on the Unsung Hero Award
Information on the Unsung Hero Award

Previous and current award recipients:  Sheila Kambin (2014), Maria Kamper (2016), and Julie Wootton (2012)
Previous and current award recipients: Sheila Kambin (2014), Maria Kamper (2016), and Julie Wootton (2012)

Previous recipients

2014 - Sheila Kambin, President of the International 22q11.2 Foundation, Inc.

2012 - Julie Wootton