We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day and, as in prior years, a few new people joined us.
Our Friday night dinner and “Share and Compare” discussion time (with dessert after dinner) was particularly inspiring. Kay Brady was so excited to share with the group, and her doctor gave her the okay to join us since her surgery was very recent. What she shared:
“These are the surgeries I had:
1. An Achilles tendon advancement. This is also known as a Murphy Procedure.
2. A tibialis anterior tendon transfer.
3. A flexor tenotomy.
When looking for a surgeon I would recommend finding a surgeon who is board certified in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery.
I no longer am pigeon toed and my toes lie flat”.
Jean Chambers shared about a special plastic to adhere to shoes to prevent wearing out so fast. She handed out samples to those who needed it. She said it needed to be done by a shoe cobbler. If you want more info, contact Jean directly.
Our yummy Friday night desserts: chocolate cake with our logo, chocolate candy with our logo and chocolate dipped strawberries (who said we liked chocolate – purely medicinal). There were 21 of us for dinner Friday night which included family – 8 with PLS and 3 with HSP. No where other than at our Connection do the PLSers out number the HSPers.
Saturday was another great TeamWalk – a couple of us represented our friends who were Walkers or Rollers by Proxy. I was proud to wear a name tag for Dave Irvine, our SPF WA State Ambassador. We also had another good year of raffle and silent auction items. Our weekend was a great financial success too for research — $34,500 and counting. Many thanks to our lead sponsor, Brocchini Farms. Kris had 8 of her sorority sisters in attendance and they buy lots of raffle tickets and bid on silent auction items!! Love those ladies!
We are excited that Giving Tuesday is coming up soon. It is a once a year event and is a perfect accent to the holiday season. Unbeknownst to the commercial world, the holiday season is not about who gets more for me, me, me. It is about that special feeling you get when you know you have really helped out someone you care about or love. It is knowing that the dollar you give today is going to blossom into a million dollars worth of relief from suffering for the people with HSP and PLS. Welcome to Giving Tuesday and we Thank You for your consideration.
When Clinical Trials begin in 2017 it may require as many people as possible for the Clinical Trial to be effective. If you have HSP or PLS, please add your information to our data base so we can keep you informed. We are missing a lot people's email address, so if you just want to add your email address. just enter your name, address and email and we'll add it. That way, we will be able to reach you quickly at a lower cost. Your privacy is very important to us. We will never share any of your information with any individual or company without your permission.
We operate out of the strength of our community, caring friends and sponsors. Your help makes a difference! Our volunteers give many hours of their time annually, and the opportunities to help are as varied as our helpers. Read more.