Staff Stories


Family with two children

We at Family Voices of Tennessee all have personal experiences with special health care needs and disability. The best resource for families is families. We hope that through sharing our stories, you will learn that you are not alone facing the challenges that these diagnoses bring.


Premature boy in incubator

Prematurity Awareness Month: One Family's Story

Belinda Hotchkiss, our Program Director, wrote a guest blog about her family's story for the Wishing Well at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Girl at PianoMeet Hannah

Hannah Lee, our Program Developer for Tennessee Parent-to-Parent, spent much of her childhood seeing medical specialists to meet the challenges of her chronic health care needs. She was spotlighted on the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Patient Stories site when she was sixteen.

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Tennessee Disability Coalition

The Coalition is an alliance of organizations and individuals who have joined to promote the full and equal participation of men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. We work together to advocate for public policy that ensures self-determination, independence, empowerment, and inclusion for people with disabilities in areas such as accessibility, education, healthcare, housing, and voting rights.

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