SUPPORT GROUP MEETING INVITATION
Please plan to join us at the next meeting of your local Acoustic Neuroma Support Group. We welcome you to learn about the latest treatment options, to network with other acoustic neuroma patients and find encouragement and support.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
PLEASE NOTE NEW MEETING LOCATION:
Oak Forest Neighborhood Library
1349 West 43rd Street
Houston, Texas 77018
Free parking is available on 43rd Street in the strip center parking lot. Enter at the library main entrance. We will be in the large central meeting room in the back of the library.
Patient Panel Discussion - Personal AN Experiences
Please join us for a panel discussion featuring AN patients who will share their stories and describe where they are in their AN journey. Topics to be discussed include diagnosis, decision-making and post-treatment issues. Whether treated with surgery or radiation or still watching and waiting, every patient's journey is unique and we invite you to join us for this very informative session.
Refreshments will be provided.
This program is not sponsored or endorsed by the Houston Public Library. If you have a special physical or communications need that may impact your participation in this activity, please contact Shawn Wilkins at 832-458-0236 at least 72 hours prior to the event to discuss accommodations. We cannot ensure the availability of appropriate accommodations without prior notification of need.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR TO RSVP, PLEASE CONTACT:
Shawn and Connie Wilkins, Support Group Leaders/Facilitators
Mike Machula, Support Group Co-Leader/Co-Facilitator
The meeting will be facilitated by Shawn Wilkins and Mike Machula, acoustic neuroma post-treatment patients.
Who should attend? Family members, caregivers, friends and interested persons are encouraged to attend.
Benefits of attending a local support group include communicating in a nurturing, non-judgmental environment with others who have shared a common acoustic neuroma experience; sharing information on dealing with specific problems, overcoming handicaps and reassuring others that better times lie ahead; educating and informing each other about the latest acoustic neuroma topics of interest; and providing emotional support to all patients, both pre- and post-treatment. This helps in reducing the isolation and loneliness that many acoustic neuroma patients feel.
Note: In no case does ANA endorse any commercial product, physician, surgeon, medical procedure, medical institution or its staff.