A letter from the parent of one of KUFAís scholarship recipients...
Just a status update I knew all of you and KUFA would appreciate hearing about.
Brittany just graduated in May with her Masterís Degree from Boston University School of Public Health in two areas of concentration:
2. Health Policy and Management
She was home (in Fl) with family for the summer while she began the search for work. This past weekend I helped her move in to her apartment in Cambridge, MA. She just landed her first job and I think you all would be most happy to know what it is and where...
Beginning next week (9-17-12), Brittany will be the new Clinical Trials Coordinator at Boston Children's Hospital Renal Transplantation Division working with Harvard clinical trial studies led by Dr. William Harmon, Director of Pediatric Nephrology at BCH and Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School. His main research interests deal with Pathophysiology and treatment of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in children, Clinical Trials, Novel Immuno-suppression. Tolerance induction.
Applications are now available for Kidney Camp 2014 at Frost Valley YMCA in New York!
In partnership with the Ruth Gottscho Kidney Foundation and Childrenís Hospital at Montefiore, Frost Valley YMCA invites campers with chronic kidney disease to camp for a life-changing journey. Children benefit from the solace of nature and the carefree joys of summer camp activities alongside their healthy peers.
Supported by experienced staff and the encouragement of other healthy campers, kidney campers do things they never thought possible. They conquer the giant swing, row boats across Lake Cole, scale the climbing tower, build the very best Símore, make new friends, laugh and be silly, and sleep beneath a canopy of stars.
Frost Valley YMCA provides unparalleled service and medical attention to these young campers. For more information, please visit www.frostvalley.org/kidney.
All children between the ages of 7-15 (or up to 10th grade) who are on dialysis (hemo or PD), post-transplant, or have chronic kidney disease are eligible to attend. Bus transportation is available from NYC and New Jersey, and we will work with families in need of other travel arrangements. Kidney camp tuition is fully scholarshipped.
In 2014, Hemo and PD campers will be primarily scheduled in session 1, Transplant and CKD campers primarily in session 2.
Space is limited, so please contact our coordinator, Maya Doyle, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about a childís eligibility, or our ability to handle their specific needs!