Family Meeting at National Harbor, Maryland

The words “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” have long been associated with the American postal worker.

Our Family Meeting on Friday September 30th  & Saturday October 1st, just added Hurricane Ian to that!

While a few of our participants as well as a few of our speakers had to back out of attending due to emergencies at home due to the storm, we had a very successful meeting. Other specialists stepped in to help out.

There were only two families who were previous attendees. Most of our attendees had never attended the Foundation’s in-person meetings before and expressed their thanks for bringing them together with others who are dealing with similar situations. They had no idea how much that having this opportunity to participate and speak with other families, specialists, and researchers would mean to them when they signed up to attend.

Not only were the families impacted positively, the specialists and researchers were as well. Only two of our speakers had knowledge of how our meetings are planned out around our patients and families as well. They too, were so grateful for the knowledge given them about our family and patient stories, and how we support them.

We had much more interest from the medical community, which I attribute to the recent outpouring of interest in myocarditis, post pandemic.

We look forward to our next in-person Family Meeting, which is being planned for early October 2023 near the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, Ohio.

The tentative dates are: Friday October 6th & Saturday October 7th, 2023.

Come see and hear from our other families, specialists and researchers, and plan to see the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame while you are there!