Thyroid cancer survivor is helping breast cancer patients
Helping women find comfort and support is what one California sister duo is doing.
Both registered nurses, Anna Ryan is a mother of four and thyroid cancer survivor who works as an Emergency Room nurse. Ryan’s sister Selena works in an adult Intensive Care Unit.
“Our many years of working as nurses have made it clear to us that wearing a generic hospital gown is often a patient’s number one complaint,” said annieandisabel.com. “We saw an opportunity, with our business, to improve the patient experience by designing gowns that are attractive, comfortable, and, most importantly, completely cover your backside. When you look good, you feel better.”
During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month their work has become just as meaningful. Click here to read more.
If you would like to purchase a gown for a friend or loved one, Annie and Isabel is offering 15% off to Examiner readers. Please use code “Examiner15” to receive a discount when you checkout in their store. This will be valid for the month of October.
Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation annual conference
The Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation hosted their annual signature event on Friday, Oct. 26th through Sunday, Oct. 28th at the Kona Kai Resort in San Diego. Friday and Saturday was a combination of presentations on various aspects of Graves’ disease, along with separate support group sessions for patients and family members.
“We are very excited with the response to this event,” shared the Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation Executive Director, Kimberly Dorris. “We had an amazing roster of experts speak on a variety of topics. Presentations included information on treatment options for Graves’, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, thyroid eye disease, Graves’ and children, the emotional impact of Graves’, and an update from the 2012 ‘Greater Than Graves’ coast-to-coast bike riders. The conference also included support group breakout sessions for patients and family members, and I know that many lasting friendships were formed this weekend in these small group sessions. We would like to thank all of the presenters, volunteers and facilitators for making this such a memorable weekend for our attendees — as well as the Bell Charitable Foundation for helping to make this event possible!”
To learn more about the event click here.
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