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Social Event - Canberra Outlet Centre

FBIC Partnership with Canberra Outlet Centre  - 14 May 2017

   1) Mothers day shopping afternoon with personal stylist 

       -  Mothers day gift : Mums, grandparents are invited- Group of 10  

   2) Sunday afternoon fun at Monkey Mania- for FBIC families   

Thanks to Canberra outlet centre - free entry to the indoor playground                                     

Speech pathologist -Gail Bennell will be there to help the children communicate    Details will be available shortly!!

Workshops

 

 

Video self modelling workshop with Anthea Naylor.  Saturday 6th May from 9-6pm at the Shout Office

 

Sibling support workshop with Kate Strohm. Saturday 3rd June from 9am - 5 pm at the Shout Office

 

Kate came from a medical science background and moved into health promotion and journalism.  In 1999, she established Siblings Australia which focuses on supporting siblings of children/adults living with disability or chronic illness.

Her first book, Siblings, was published in Australia in 2002

Ollie

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Oliver with parents(Mark and Kimberley), Wirginia Maixner and Simon Harvey
at the 500th epilepsy surgery celebrations.
Oliver Terrell with parents (Mark and Kimberley), Wirginia Maixner and Simon Harvey at the 500th epilepsy surgery celebrations.

Oliver Terrell is 6 years old, and introduces himself saying "I've been on Catalyst", as if it's quite common for a 6 year old to have had their brain surgery filmed for a science show.

Ollie's story began with a stroke at birth and a diagnosis of cerebral palsy (hemiplegia affecting his right hand side). He had seizures at birth but didn't develop epilepsy till aged 3 at which point his behaviour and concentration deteriorated. His family struggled to find someone who could correctly diagnose and effectively treat him until travelling to Melbourne to meet neurologist Simon Harvey at the Royal Children's hospital. Being treated in Melbourne by Simon Harvey and neurosurgeon Wirginia Maixner was life changing. Wirginia Maixner cut the scar tissue from Ollie's stroke out of his brain to remove the cause of his epilepsy, using trachtography to pin-point important functions such as movement and vision to preserve as much function as possible.

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