Thursday, September 11, 2014
by Taylor Scott
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It's been a while since I have brought you a travelblogue. I certainly appologize for that. The novelty certainly has not worn off. I can be amazed by the world just walking out my front door, let alone traveling to another state. I have met with the senators and my representative from Oklahoma to talk about three specific issues troubling skin disease related organizations. This event was hugely successful, unfortunately it was an extremely busy day on the hill so I only met with their individual staff, so no pictures to share with you.
Currently, I'm am sitting at a hotel in Bethesda, MD. I had a day filled by one continuous meeting with the NINDS. This group is the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. They are one of two National Institutes of Health that Nevus Outreach works with. Mark and I are working on reports that will go to the Nevus Outreach Board of Directors, and the most recent chart I made brought a big smile to my face.
I am currently working on a project charting the Support Group Member Totals for 2014. Here is the month by month chart for the Yahoo! Support Group and the Facebook Support Group. I'll let you make your own interpretations, because no matter how you look at it: our Facebook group is alive and growing! I hope this also brings a smile to your face.
Every new person allows us to further raise awareness for Congenital Melanocytic Nevi, and support those who are in need of comfort. You all are helping Nevus Outreach fulfill its mission, and I want to thank you for helping us grow. We have added 300 people to the Facebook Group since January, and that's astounding!