Wednesday, March 4, 2015

UW's Brain Awareness Open House Event: Summary

The 2015 Brain Awareness Event was great!  Every aspect was well worth the effort(s).  It was nice to see that so many of the kids and parents had some knowledge of hydrocephalus, some from personal/family experience, others had read about it.

As always, the kids were gracious and curious about the brain in general and, in most cases, about hydrocephalus specifically.

We used the hydro-doll (a gift from Medtronic) to show the shunt to the kids.  It is always a great icebreaker and conversation starter, with both kids and adults.  We've also had people think that the doll is a REAL child!  That didn't happen at the event though.  I also photo-bombed some group pics with the doll.

Can't believe that the 2016 event will mark the 20th year of the event, as well as our group's participation as an exhibitor.

I'm hoping to be able to post some photos from the event.  It was also covered by one tv station and one of the newspapers.

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