Since my newspaper article last November, I have had a crazy year with health issues with my son and husband. But I want to share some things I have been doing to raise awareness about MdDS. I created a packet that I give to professionals. It includes my newspaper article, the MdDS brochure and small paragraph about me trying to raise awareness.
I was in Charlottesville, Virginia, on several occasions with my son. I took my packet to the neurology department at the University of Virginia Hospital and University of Virginia ENT clinic.
While in Roanoke, Virginia, with my husband, I gave a packet to the chief of neurology and department secretary at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.
I also delivered a packet to the head of physical therapy at Jefferson College of Health Sciences. A few other professionals have received brochures, too: the nurses in the ER at the VA when my husband was hospitalized; his home health physical therapist who was very interested in learning about MdDS and the vestibular system; his out-patient physical therapist; and I offered to provide an in-service to the therapists.
This week, I participated in a heart walk and wore my MdDS shirt. ~Jodi L.
You can read Jodi’s newspaper article, “Solid land feels like rolling ocean to Boones Mill woman with rare disorder,” on our Media page.
You can get an MdDS shirt like Jodi’s here: http://www.zazzle.com/