dancing for CMTC-OVM US

Rebecca Gallis
Rebecca Gallis with dance partner LeAnne Bader-Mock
Photo: Erin Wilson Beane Photography

Becky’s aspirations for the CMTC-OVM organization began with the birth of her granddaughter Ellayna, and was stimulated by her devoted late husband, Rev. Dr. Edward Gallis, CMTC-OVM US past president. Following a trip to the Netherlands where they received Ellayna’s diagnosis in 2007, they began attending annual meetings in the USA before the organization was formally created.

As a registered nurse, Becky has had the opportunity to assist parents/patients with the understanding and interpretation of medical terminology regarding their individual cases. She is currently a private-duty nurse for her granddaughter, providing daily care of her complex diagnoses.

Becky’s current and past interests also include serving as a youth leader in her church, multiple positions within Boy Scouts of America, and using her voice talents as a featured Christian artist for Gallis Ministries.


CMTC-OVM US is a nonprofit organization whose activities are aimed at the well-being of people who suffer from vascular malformations such as CMTC (Van Lohuizen Syndrome) and to stimulate the scientific research of such conditions. Objectives of the CMTC-OVM US organization are focused to provide members with knowledge, medical support that can enhance their confidence and independence, and to empower them with the skills to meet their individual needs.

Learn more about CMTC-OVM US: www.cmtcovm-us.org