This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Tamara Taggart is an award-winning Anchor for CTV News at Six, a working mother and wife. Tamara has 3 beautiful children and 1 of them just happens to have an extra chromosome. Tamara has had numerous conversations with healthcare professionals regarding her son Beckett, and has led her to where she is today, that the conversation needs to change.
As a veteran broadcaster, a third generation Vancouverite and busy working mother, Tamara comes to the anchor chair with a lot of experience, passion and a deep understanding of what matters to Metro Vancouver residents. In the field, Tamara reports on a range of important issues, from women with HIV to rare diseases affecting children. She’s proud to be the Chair of the BC Women’s Hospital’s “Hope Starts Here” campaign, as well as a board member of The Kettle Friendship Society, the Pacific Parkland Foundation and The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. Tamara is also a founding board member of the Rare Disease Foundation, and a big supporter of the Developmental Disabilities Association and the BC Centre for Ability. In her spare time, Tamara enjoys gardening, interior design, hosting parties and playing outside with her family. Tamara’s growing family has provided lots of great content for her blog, Modern Mommy.
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