Donations of money ROCK, but there are also many other ways to support NF Midwest’s mission to improve the lives of those with NF.
Donate now to create a world free from NF. Whether you want to make a one-time or monthly donation, a planned gift, fund raise at our events or give at your workplace, you’ll know your contribution is helping to fund cutting-edge research, drive research through advocacy, facilitate professional education, improve clinical care and provide programs and support to help people with NF and their families live a life with hope.
Today I had the chance to get together with a friend that I haven't seen in quite some time, and we managed to talk for three hours about our boys, ages 9 and 12, both with NF1. On my way home, I thought about how blessed I have been and the blessing that has been NF Midwest. My family's lives have been tremendously impacted by the NF Midwest family. That's truly what they have become to us-family. Earlier this spring, we had the opportunity to go to the NF Midwest office in St. Charles, IL. I'm not quite sure what I expected, but there were only three people running this organization that serves NF families in six states! Little did I realize that this visit would lead to the biggest adventure in all of my son 9 years, as he got to go to NF camp in Virginia. Not a day goes by since he came home that camp isn't mentioned. Even more remarkable than that is that those campers’ experiences were made possible by people who just want to make a difference. Making positive differences in the lives of people with NF is ultimately what NF Midwest represents to me. Of course, their contributions to research are extraordinary, and our family has seen first-hand how wonderful camp can be, but I am just as moved when I see a simple message from the staff at NF Midwest offering thoughts and support for someone who is scared and anxious about a test result. The uncertainties of NF can be too much for people to bear and can leave them feeling powerless (yes, I am speaking from personal experience). Our participation in NF Midwest has helped us take some of that power back, and has given us hope.
Are you passionate about supporting NF Miwest and you wish you could give back even more? There is an easy way to do so! Become a digital volunteer today by signing up with Op4G. Click the link here https://panel.op4g.com/members/new?code=nfmidwest.
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