Austin Watson

As the Family Network Coordinator, Austin oversees the Family Ambassador and Brand Ambassador Programs, acts as a moderator for online support groups, organizes gatherings both digital and live, acts as liaison between families and DSF, and other duties to further the mission of DSF. Originally from Northwest Washington, Austin lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband Stewart, son Owen, daughter Dylan, and dog Jax. In 2014, at 13 months old, Owen was diagnosed with Dravet syndrome. As a family they love camping in their motorhome, playing games, going on adventures around town, and traveling. Austin has been involved with DSF for nearly a decade in various ways. Starting as a participant in the online support groups. Then, as a family they have raised funds for DSF by hosting Goin’ For Owen: 5K for Dravet, co-chairing of Raising Hope Boise, and participating in other DSF virtual fundraisers like Dye it for Dravet and Give Up Your Cup. In 2021, she held her first official role as a Parent Ambassador. Prior to becoming a full-time caregiver for her son, Austin was an elementary school teacher specializing in language development. Austin is also a belly dancer, writer, backpacker, adventurer, traveler, and perpetual learner. Moreover, she is incredibly grateful to be a part of the DSF family.

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Join Us in Welcoming our New Family Network Ambassadors

We are so excited to announce the cohort of Family Network Ambassadors for the 2024-2025 term! These volunteers are all parents of children and adults with Dravet syndrome. Because of that they all possess the ability to truly empathize and understand the journey as a family living with, battling, and working through life with Dravet […]

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What do DSF Family Network Ambassadors and Brand Ambassadors do?

Last week’s blog post was a brief overview about how the Family Network Ambassadors and the Brand Ambassadors function within our organization to help further the mission of DSF. But let’s dive deeper…  The mission of DSF is what drives us as a foundation and a community. We continually look for ways to deepen this

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