Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dragonfly Heart Camp

It's been awhile since my last blog.  There's so much to write about during recent travels to the American Thoracic Society and NHLBI's Patient Interest Organizations meeting...but none of that is my subject today.

Instead I want to tell you about Dragonfly Heart Camp

Located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, it's for kids who have received a heart and /or lung transplant, or are diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension.

Like many great ideas, the camp was organized out of one person seeing a need and being driven to meet it.  Congratulations and thank you to Rhonda Cataldo for bringing this important idea to reality and to Brian Hanna, a PH pediatrician at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a good friend of PHA, who leads the medical program.

That's Dr. Hanna in the picture to the right, wearing a medication pump on his head so a camper can swim.  How cool is that!

Here's a Dragonfly video you won't regret watching.

Oh, and, if you're as moved as I was, here are some upcoming events.