From the Director

Dear friends,

It is a bitter 18 degrees outside my window and the blustery wind has been tossing the falling snow into what looks like more of a blizzard. For those of us who actually “enjoy” snow and crisp winter days, I’m grateful for the winter wonderland in the vista before me.

I am also grateful for you, our faithful donors and partners who can turn even the coldest days into days of warm thoughts by sharing your stories with us here at GBS|CIDP Foundation International.

I’ve included several of these stories in this issue of The Communicator and I know you’ll find them as inspirational as I do. Stories of people like Brenda, an MMN survivor who came away from her recovery with a much deeper understanding of what support can mean when you need it most. And, Dick, a Liaison from Oregon whose life-mission is to be there for others who are experiencing what he had experienced years earlier.

2017 has begun with not only these blessings, but a host of others I am excited to share with you in this issue. So, grab a blanket. Curl up in your favorite chair, and read about everything that’s been happening at GBS|CIDP Foundation International.

Wishing you the warmest of greetings as we anticipate a year of great events.

Speaking of events, plan on joining us in Baltimore on May 6th, or in Chicago, later this year, for our One-Day Regional Meetings. And, keep checking our online Foundation events calendar for an upcoming Walk&Roll or chapter meeting happening near you.


Lisa Butler

Executive Director


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