Monday Jan 15, 2024

Episode 88: Interview with Santana Higginbotham of Charlie's Angel's VACTERL Foundation

In this episode, Amberle interviews Santana Higginbotham, the director of the nonprofit Charley's Angels Vactral Foundation. Santana shares the story of her daughter, Charley, who passed away at 17 months old due to Vactral Syndrome, a rare condition with multiple medical complications. Santana explains how the foundation was created to provide support and resources for families dealing with Vactral Syndrome. She discusses the challenges her family faced and the lack of community support for this specific condition. Santana also shares upcoming events and fundraisers for the foundation.

Time stamps:

00:00Introduction and Background
02:13Charley and Her Story
10:17Creation of Charley's Angels Vactral Foundation
16:50How to Find and Support the Foundation
18:49Upcoming Events and Fundraisers
21:43Final Thoughts and Gratitude

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Special thanks to ksbrmusic on for the wonderful intro music, and Michael of L12 Graffix ( for the beautiful logo and graphic arts needs.

Production team: Amberle Light 

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