Saturday, July 25, 2015

July Meeting Update

The July meeting was a success.  Very rewarding.

We brainstormed ideas for generating more interest in the group, in general & we talked about ways (new & old) for September's National Brain Awareness Month.  We will be talking about this on social media in the coming month or so and look into scheduling this year's awareness projects that we've done previously.  Still looking for more ways to bring in more members.

Lots to bring to the table for the August meeting!  The August meeting will be on the 15th, from 1-3 pm in the Casey Conference Room at Swedish Hospital's Cherry Hill campus (17th & Jefferson, Seattle).

2015 is going by SO fast!!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Operation Wild--PBS

The PBS series, Operation Wild is great, in general. However, last night's episode was particularly interesting. They profiled a Sun Bear in Laos who has hydrocephalus! Vets & a team of specialists installed a shunt. I was a bit surprised that they didn't use a programmable, to minimize the invasive surgeries in the future. It also would have been easier on everyone, including the Sun Bear, to simply make most changes to a programmable shunt, as opposed to the invasive procedure with the 'old fashioned' shunt they used. I watched w/one of our group's members & it was great being able to identify with everything the team was doing! I'm sure we'll discuss this at Saturday's meeting.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

July 2015 Meeting

We will be meeting in the Casey Conference Room on July 18th, from 1pm - 3 pm at Swedish Hospital's Cherry Hill campus (17th & Jefferson, Seattle). As always, no reservations are required & kids are welcome. The meeting is open to anyone wanting information about hydrocephalus and living with the condition.