This GivingTuesday at the MdDS Foundation

ANNOUNCEMENT: 10.27.2017 — The Gates Foundation is matching donations made to US nonprofits using Facebook on Giving Tuesday. Facebook is also waiving fees on donations that day, so please schedule a reminder for Giving Tuesday, 11/28/20017, on your calendar to donate through our fundraiser page on Facebook.

This GivingTuesday, we are focused on our goal to help patients receive a quick and accurate diagnosis.

We’re launching a direct mail campaign to raise MdDS awareness among medical practitioners, especially those who are in the early stages of their careers and looking for a specific direction to take. These young neurologists, otologists, neuro-otologist, audiologists, ENTs, and their academic professors will be receiving our updated informational brochure and educational at-a-glance card designed especially for them.

To accomplish our goal, we’re holding a fundraiser through November 28, 2017 — GivingTuesday. If you’re on Facebook, your donation can be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The match starts at 8am and ends at 5pm EST, and donations must be through the Donate button on our Facebook page or any of the individual fundraisers set up by members of the MdDS community.

Not on Facebook? Donations made by check or using the red button at the top of the page will still contribute to our mission and help #beatMdDS.

On behalf of the entire MdDS community, thank you.

Help #beatMdDS

Share how you are giving back on #GivingTuesday by posting your #UNselfie on your social media.


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  1. Muriel McHardy

    I took a cruise along the coast to see if it was possible to cruise again with my friends. NO I’m right back where I started.

    1. MdDS Foundation

      Whether or not to cruise again is one of our FAQs (halfway down our About page) and a very personal decision. We hope your elevated symptoms are only transient and that you return to your baseline soon.

      1. Muriel McHardy

        I have a wonderful physical therapist and really understands the problem. Looks like it will take another two and three months of therapy to get back to the place I was at when I decided to try cruising again. So many of my friends are doing the trance Atlantic cruise and both ways and I really did want to join them. I just hope I can get back to where I was when I decided to try the short cruise.

        1. MdDS Foundation

          Muriel, that is great to hear about your PT. Can he or she be found using our Find-A-Doctor tool? The resource list is of healthcare givers that provide care to MdDS patients, PTs included. If yours isn’t on the list, they can complete our Opt-in/Out Form to be included. They will find the link on our Find-A-Doctor page. Thank you.

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