THE DECEMBER 2013 MEETING
The final meeting for 2013 was small, but successful. We discussed several hydrocephalus and brain injury topics. I am still trying to round up informational pamphlets to put into packets for the Seattle Police and other first responders. NINDS sent me a pamphlet on hydrocephalus, which we appreciate. I may include some of them in our exhibit/booth at Brain Awareness in March, as well as the informational packets.
We also discussed how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is impacting us. I'm still trying to find something that is affordable for me and will allow me to keep my current primary physician. I really don't want to change, but may have to. It is a real disappointment that the Washington state Medicaid program denied the facility my doctor is affiliated with in their coverage.
We also caught up with what has been going on with members since last month's meeting. Great to hear that Brian's health is improving. We miss him at meetings, but it is a long trek to get to Seattle. Our thoughts and prayers are, as always, with him.
I'm still hoping to get more 'stuff' for the Brain Awareness booth this year, as always. I'm also interested in finding other people in the community who have brain issue awareness and would be interested in spending even an hour or two of the four hour event, to help discuss the issue with the kids, parents and teachers attending.