lizbsmith

lizbsmith
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Born and raised in San Antonio, Liz is a UT grad who has called Austin home for 17 years. During the week she works full time in pharmaceutical sales, but otherwise can be found wrangling her two toddler boys, loading the dishwasher, trying to find time for a glass of wine with her husband and attempting to sleep. She also moonlights as a patient advocate for her younger son who was born with a rare syndrome. You can follow her family’s journey at www.happinesssyndrome.com and on Instagram @lizbarnettsmith.

Craniofacial Acceptance Month: My Son’s Story

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National Pecan Day

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