Last month we were excited to take part in the local Oakland Children’s Hospital hydrocephalus festival in California. Each year, Sue Ditmyer, RN, CNP and her medical team organize a daylong event for patients and their families affected by hydrocephalus.
This year’s event featured a visit from the local Oakland Zoo! In addition to the many animals that were brought for the kids to pet, shunt company representatives spoke with families and pediatric neurosurgeons Peter Sun and Kurtis Auguste addressed the community. The Hydrocephalus Association was present at the event with many educational materials and giveaways, including two gift baskets that were raffled to the kids and families.
We are so grateful to the hard work of Nurse Sue Ditmyer and her team, who organized this event for all their patients and families. This was a great opportunity for everyone to connect with one another, to learn and to have fun!
We’d like to extend our sincere thanks to all the wonderful volunteers across the country and abroad who are working tirelessly to make it possible for people who are struggling with this condition to feel they belong to a community, they are not alone and they can acquire critical information and be empowered by it. We also would like to give a shout out to all the neuroscience nurses everywhere who are making a real difference, as they just celebrated Neuroscience Nurses Week!