Monday, March 30, 2015

#surgeryproblems: Meg

Surgery can be a scary thing. Our cranio kids go through multiple surgeries at all stages of their lives and each procedure comes with a certain amount of anxiety and apprehension.

Fortunately, our warriors know that a little humor goes a long way in improving the situation for everyone: the patient, the family, the nurses, the surgeons, and even pets!

So this week, we're featuring stories about surgery on the blog ... with a twist! 

Check back each day for humorous tips, insights, and personal stories about going under the knife. Tweet us your stories and advice using #surgeryproblems

Today's post is from Meg Storie. 

Oops, I meant...
Shortly before I was diagnosed with GERD in 2010, I was in the hospital due to stomach and chest pain. I went through all kinds of tests. I told my friends and family through email from a public computer in the hospital lobby that it might be an "oyster." I didn't realize until it was too late. I meant to type ulcer.

Furry Friends Make it Better
After I got home from the hospital, my husband encouraged me to walk around by asking if I wanted to go see the stray kittens in our neighborhood. "I really like the two color head one." I said. And that is how Rags came in the house to become my pet.

Check out another post from Meg here.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

#ThankfulThursday - Dell Doubles Donations

This #ThankfulThursday, CCA is thankful for the Dell Double the Donation employee giving program that matches employees' donations to CCA. Thank you for doubling the impact of generous employees, like Eric Berglund. Together, we serve more families affected by facial differences, including financial assistance for quality medical care!

Check to see if your employer matches donations here. If they don't, you can ask them to!
If you're interested in matching your employees' donations, contact Jill at the CCA office.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

#ThankfulThursday - Tony Stewart Foundation

Children's Craniofacial Association is thankful for "Smoke!" 
The Tony Stewart Foundation has awarded CCA Kids a "Grant Accelerator Charity" 
Pace Lap Grant of $7,500 

Thank you for choosing kind and supporting CCA! 

Monday, March 16, 2015

#MediaMonday - Scott meets The Rock

Check out one of our CCA Families making news outside the Jimmy Kimmel show...
The Guzzos, Scott, Aaron, and Paula, got to meet Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson last week. 
The photos are featured on Just Jared and Page Six

Way to go, Guzzos!
Thank you for spreading the #ChooseKind message!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

#ThankfulThursday - TMPAA Charities

This Thursday, CCA thanks @TMPAA Charities for supporting our 
Wonder "Choose Kind" Initiative with grant funds.

Join us on Twitter and tweet what you're grateful for every Thursday!