As the registration deadline for the First Tracheostomy.com Pediatric Conference being held in St. Louis June 3 June 5 is only a few weeks away, I just wanted to remind everyone that has not yet registered that there is still time.
It seems like yesterday that the idea of a tracheostomy conference was thrown out on the message board. Well now, 6 months later, the idea is soon to be a realty and like others, I am so looking forward to meeting everyone that I have come to know as my second family.
If you would like to attend, but financially dont see how you can manage, please dont hesitate to contact Ann or myself privately. We cant guarantee anything, but will sure see what we can do to help you out. Also, consider talking to your childs doctors, your local hospital and even employers to see if they would be willing to help cover some or all of the costs in order for you and your family to attend the conference. A few months ago I contacted a few local companies where family members worked and asked if they would like to sponsor a game booth at the Saturday evening carnival. When I told them our story, they did not hesitate to say yes. It only took a few minutes of my time and I collected $300 to put towards the conference.
If you have any questions regarding the conference, you can post them on the message board or email Ann or myself directly. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.