This is our first newsletter for the year and we hope that you have a little bit of time to grab a glass of wine, chocolate or a coffee (even if it’s on almond or rice milk for those breastfeeding little ones with cows milk allergies!) to have a read. I would like to extend a huge welcome to our new RISA members!! We have around 12 members joining us each month and hope that we can provide you with support, information and reassurance to help make your reflux roller coaster a little bit easier. We hope that 2014 finds you and your refluxer’s well and getting some sleep!
This week RISA learned of the sad passing of Wayne Blanch, taken too early from his beautiful wife Glenda and their three children. Glenda has been the heart of this organisation for years and they both have helped countless parents through RISA work, friendships & her authorship of Reflux Reality.
As you might be aware, RISA recently learned of the plight of a Tasmanian family who’s battle to find effective management of their 3 1/2 year old’s health issues was getting them no where. Tasmania has no paediatric gastroenterologists and this case is complex because it involves not only gastro issues but significant, repeated (and possibly related) respiratory issues.
Welcome to the last edition of RISA News for 2013. What a year it’s been!
In July, RISA was part of the Local Matters grants program run by Grill’d stores at their Fortitude Valley store in Queensland. The customers of the store vote for the charity they most want Grill’d to donate to and in July, they chose RISA!!
Hello and welcome to the September edition of RISA News. This edition contains updates on everything we have been doing since May! That includes an update from our June AGM, what our busy advocacy committee has in store for RISA over the next 12 months, and new articles. It also contains, as always, personal stories and recipes.