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Sign-Up for July 29 Neurofibromatosis Type 2 Webinar

The NF Network will be presenting an all new webinar on Hearing Preservation/Rehabilitation in Neurofibromatosis Type 2 on July 29th.

The presenter will be Derald E. Brackmann, MD, a Neurologist with House Clinic in Los Angeles.

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In case you’ve missed the webinars presented by various organizations over the years, we currently have eighteen available on NF Midwest’s website.

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Neurofibromatosis Midwest Announces New Board Member

Neurofibromatosis Midwest is pleased to announced the appointment of Peter Oswald, Carlinville, IL, as a new member of its Board of Directors.

“Peter Oswald brings a great spirit of commitment and marketing expertise to our organization,” noted Diana Haberkamp, Executive Director of NF Midwest. “We are fortunate to have him join our board as we continue Read the Rest…

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Chicago Neurofibromatosis Family Day

Join us Saturday, September 5th!

Make your plans now to join NF Midwest on Saturday, September 5th in Geneva, Illinois for food, baseball, fireworks and more!

This is a day for NF individuals, family and friends to meet, socialize and have some fun!

 

Here’s the schedule of fun:

3:00 –  Gates Open

4:00 to 5:30 – Enjoy a pre-game Read the Rest…

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Win A Lease on a Lexus and Help Neurofibromatosis!

Here’s an event you can participate in from your couch and possibly win a two year lease on a 2015 Lexus NX! For John Deere’s Birdies for Charity all you need to do is make a pledge and guess at the number of birdies that will be made during the John Deere Classic.

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Children 9-13 with NF-1 Needed for Study

Bonnie Klein-Tasman, Ph.D and her team at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee are looking for children ages 9 to 13 with NF-1 to participate in a quick research study. The study will take about 4.5 hours and will help researchers learn more about the social, cognitive, and emotional abilities of children with neurofibromatosis-1.

It’s preferred that Read the Rest…

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Spread the Word in May!

May is Neurofibromatosis (NF) Awareness Month and Sunday, May 17th is NF Awareness Day.

While the NF cause needs you in every season, every month and every day, May provides a great reason to really spread the word NEUROFIBROMATOSIS.

If you’re comfortable and able, this is a great time raise awareness by sharing your NF story Read the Rest…

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Neurofibromatosis Research Helping Scientists to Understand Autism

People with neurofibromatosis type 1 have a higher incidence of many different complications. Tumor growth and learning disabilities are especially prevalent, but NF1 also causes higher rates of bony abnormalities, seizures, pain, aneurysms and much more. For scientists, the mechanisms of NF1 and the NF1 gene offer great incite and understanding into the causes of Read the Rest…

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Welcome to Two New NF Midwest Board Members

We are very excited to have two new warm and passionate bodies join the NF Midwest board last fall.

Ellen Gallagher is a property manager and an active member of the St. Charles community. Ellen brings a great perspective and passion to the NF cause as she doesn’t have a loved one affected by NF Read the Rest…

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NF Midwest Extends Funding on Cognitive Studies

Bonnie Klein-Tasman and her graduate student team from the University of Wisconsin. (L to R) Nathanael Schwarz, Natalie Brei, Bonnie Klein-Tasman, Brianna Yund, and Christy Casnar.

NF Midwest has previously funded studies by Dr. Klein-Tasman’s team that has resulted in valuable information on the cognitive abilities of young children with NF1. This research resulted Read the Rest…