On August 11, 2018, a group of GISTers in Southern California gathered informally to share knowledge, resources, and personal stories about their journeys with this rare disease. Dina Wiley, SoCal Group Leader for the Life Raft Group, organized this event.
These types of events are useful for sharing information about side effects, treatments, insurance, and coping with the unique issues that affect cancer patients and caregivers. They offer support, hope, and an opportunity to voice ideas that may not have a forum elsewhere.
If you are interested in organizing a small gathering such as this or an educational event (a GDOL) in your area,
please contact Laura Occhiuzzi, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date! GDOL UCLA is happening February 16th, 2019.