Welcome to the Spring 2020 edition of Leaker Life.
As the new Editor of our e-newsletter, let me briefly introduce myself. I’m a former Leaker, who was very unwell, and fortunate to have been repaired by neurosurgery in 2019. Volunteering for this charity is one way that my wife and I are able to “give back” and to help recognise my good luck. Call it “survivor’s obligation”, if you will. I have recently taken over editing responsibility from Polly Walker, who has done a superb job over the last three years to produce a great quality product. Polly will indeed be a hard act to follow!
As always, the Association has been incredibly busy in recent months. Two doctors were funded with bursaries to attend the SIH Conference at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. A first report of their exciting visit appears below. We still need to fill more positions on the Board of Trustees and to find enthusiastic volunteers to keep the work of the Association going. Please consider helping us, if you can.
As we were moving towards April, our household had been dominated by thoughts of the upcoming London Marathon. My wife Claire was due to proudly represent the CSF Leak Association, and hoping to raise plenty of sponsorship funds for our favourite charity. Now the coronavirus has caused the Marathon to be postponed, deferring her odyssey until 4th October. Please see the article below, and donate a little to the cause if you possibly can. Kind donations will help speed her over 26.2 gruelling miles!
Volunteer e-newsletter Editor