Tuesday, 21 March 2017

#DigestingScience at Great Ormond Street hospital

On Saturday we were at Great Ormond Street to take part in their educational day for families affected by demyelinating conditions.

Although the Digesting Science activities were originally designed to teach children aged 6 - 12 about their parents MS, they can also teach children about their own condition. The morning was really inspiring and we met some amazing young people with a good turn out of under-13's and teenagers.


There were lots of questions about genetics, treatments and simple things like how to manage fatigue. One teenager had a brilliant outlook on life. He was experimenting with different ways to manage his fatigue so he could still go to the gym with friends and work out, without completely wearing himself out.


Mouse Dr took over the treatment activity with Dr Sara Simeoni from UCLH on walking. 


If your interested in coming along to a Digesting Science event, the next London date is Saturday the 13th May in Whitechapel which you can book onto via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/digesting-science-tickets-27674603484

If your not based around London, we've been supporting teams to run Digesting Science events for their families in Dorset, Gosport and Norwich with three events for young carers happening over the next two months across Surrey. There's a kit going Wales with the MS Society and some of the activities have been used in Sheffield with the MS Research team there. If you would like to run an event in your area - please get in touch!

5 comments:

  1. Can adolescents attend these meetings?

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  2. I love the way you adjusted your height to the size of the kids - did you go on your knees, prof B? Well done! I hope they will grow up believing in science and wanting to be like you!

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  3. Not many professors would do that - and it is not because their athritic knees would not bend, if you know what I mean :-). I think it was very nice of you!

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