February 21, 2007
Dr. Hills, Cindy, Nancy, Marsha, Tara, Jeremy, Shelly, Vern, Todd,
Brandon’s Parents, Bryon, Zion,
We met new injuries/members Bryon, Zion, and Jeremy. Bryon
will soon be ready to transition home. We wish him well. Jeremy is currently taking classes and an avid online poker player. Zion
is currently a 7th grader.
Deon will be getting surgery on his hips
in March, to get him more independent. Best Wishes Deon!
is on course for a possible May graduation. Keep working hard Brandon.
Marsha finished her bio, check out the
website. Still looking great as ever.
Travis is having work done on his van,
so he was unable to make it.
Cindy, Nancy, Dr. Hills and Shelly are working on final touches for the power point presentation
about our SCI Support Group for the March 2, 2007 Symposium on Health Care and Quality of Life.
shared promotional materials for our group. There were postcards, brochures,
business cards, magnets, etc. What a great way for us to spread the word about
our SCI Support Group. She purchased materials through www.vistaprint.com, a great site for anyone needing similar materials.
Check it out!
We talked about our website. It is expanding daily. We have a guestbook, Blog, and new
people talking about SCI.
Peer mentoring was discussed.
- Official Hershey Medical Center Peer Mentor
Organized through Cindy Hulse and
HMC, you can train, become matched with a newly injured person, and support that person through the transition of hospital
to home. We all talked about how valuable this is for new patients. More official training guidelines are “in the works”, contact Cindy with questions.
- You can also network right through our Centralpasci website. Read through
the bios on our site and you can email members right away. If you have questions
you’d like to discuss, you can email Shelly with your question, we’ll post it on our Blog page and everyone can
We are starting committees, to begin focusing
on several areas. Look at the list of committees below and email Shelly if you
are interested in helping in any areas. This is for SCI, family and friends!
1. Peer Mentoring Committee, becoming a
part of the team that reaches out through HMC, to support SCI patients. Directed
2. Spinal Cord Support Group Committee,
organizing meetings, finding speakers, vendors, etc. to share time at our meetings. This group will also take notes/minutes
3. Website Committee, finding links, research,
events, etc. to post and share with our Centralpasci members.
4. Social Committee, keeping communication
going within the group through phone calls, cards, scheduling events beyond our monthly support meetings, etc.
Finding New Members Committee, looking for other people with SCI, family, friends, caregivers, other organizations,
etc. to network together for SCI support, research, news, equipment, etc. Directed
by EVERYONE! Get the word out gang; we are here for those who need us!