Quinn Bradlee has dedicated the last 4 years of his life to helping others with learning disabilities and velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS). Quinn suffered from a battery of illnesses —seizures, migraines, fevers—from an early age, and was diagnosed with Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome (VCFS), a little-understood disorder that affects 1 in 2000 people when he was a teenager. It causes a person to have physical ailments and learning disabilities.
Quinn graduated from the Gow School, a college prep school for students with learning disabilities, with honors. He also attended The Lab School in Washington, DC, The New York Film Academy, and programs at the American University and Landmark College. His memoir, entitled “A Different Life: Growing Up Learning Disabled and Other Adventures,” is about his efforts to overcome VCFS. Quinn and his father co-wrote “A Life’s Work: Fathers and Sons,” and he contributed an HBO film about learning differences, entitled “I Can’t Do This but I Can Do That.”