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Our Group is affiliated with the DMRF. Click their logo on the left to go to their site. Our group is also affiliated with the NSDA. Click their logo on the right to go to their website.

Dystonia Support & Advocacy Group of San Diego County
 

Hello and welcome to the Dystonia Support Group of San Diego County's Web Site. This site will tell you more about our group, upcoming meetings, symposiums, and current events. To navigate this site the links are in categories to help to make it more organized. We hope you enjoy our web site made possible by Ryan Murphy.

 

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For the latest news and information please click here to go to our announcements page. To view Dr. Fatta Nahab's PowerPoint presentation from our meeting on 4/29/17, please click HERE

**ZOO DAY PRICE REDUCTION!!! Because we have exceeded our sponsorship goal, the DMRF has lowered the price for our DYSTONIA ZOO DAY on 11/3/18 to $25 FOR ADULTS; $15 FOR CHILDREN 11 YEARS & UNDER. Hopefully this will enable more people to attend! We want to create more visibility for Dystonia and also raise funds for DMRF programs, including crucial dystonia research. ALL ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE AND WE WANT TO GET LOTS OF PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY INVOLVED IN THIS EVENT! Teams of 10 or more will receive customized T-shirts but teams must register by 10/22. You can come as an Individual or as part of a team. If you don't have your own team and you wish to be part of Martha's team, indicate DYSTONIA DYNAMOS when you sign-up online. FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO REGISTER CLICK HERE ALL DONATIONS TO THIS EVENT WILL BE MATCHED DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR BY AN ANONYMOUS DONOR! DONATIONS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE. PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE. You cannnot use your Annual Zoo Passes for this event. Participants will receive a colorful T-shirt at the event and will have full access to the Zoo and will receive refreshments. You can stay for as long as you want or just for a short time. You do not have to walk and there is no set route or path. The hope is that we will have lots and lots of participants and that will draw attention to our cause and generate conversations with other Zoo visitors. WE WILL GATHER BETWEEN 8:00-9:30 A.M. AND SPEAKERS WILL GET UNDERWAY AT 9:30 A.M. Parking is free. Thanks so much!!


To view Dr. Steven Hickman's excellent presentation to our group from 9/15/18 on MINDFULNESS, SELF-COMPASSION & YOUR OWN WELL-BEING click HERE He also provided a 16-page handout and, if you would like a copy e-mailed to you, please contact Martha HERE And if you would like to purchase a DVD of his presentation for $10, please e-mail Martha HERE

DATE: SAT., OCT. 27, 2018 TIME: 1:00-3:00 P.M.

SPEAKER: NO GUEST SPEAKER AT THIS MEETING!

TOPIC: OPEN DISCUSSION/SHARING FORMAT - ALSO CELEBRATING OUR GROUP'S 31-YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!

These types of meetings provide an excellent opportunity to learn from one another, problem-solve, exchange information, brainstorm, provide and receive support in a comfortable and safe setting.

Stephanie Kallay from MERZ (manufacturer of XEOMIN) will be generously providing LUNCH! No cost to attend. Free parking.

Please RSVP to Martha by clicking HERE or leave a message at 619-582-1961. Thank you.

We will meet at Alvarado Hospital/Rehab. Institute, 6645 Alvarado Rd., 1st Floor Conf. Room, San Diego, CA 92120. Hospital website: www.alvaradohospital.com

The Green Line Trolley has a stop directly across from the hospital.

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A VERY SPECIAL DONATION TO THE NSDA: “Carl Wagenfuehrer of Lanham, Maryland, who passed away of June 7, 2015 was an avid supporter for spasmodic dysphonia research. Carl was very close friends with Paul Fowler and Jack Owens of San Diego, CA. When Paul was diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia in 2004, Carl became one of his strongest supporters and wanted to help. Over the years, he made numerous donations and traveled to San Diego over the years to attend multiple Juice Newton Benefit concerts that Paul hosted with Martha Murphy and the Dystonia Support & Advocacy Group of San Diego County. Carl’s biggest contribution came upon his death, when he left a portion of his estate to spasmodic dystonia research. These funds were just recently received and will help to continue the search for a cure for spasmodic dysphonia. Paul shared, ‘He was full of love and gratitude to those special around him. His love and support for all of those affected by spasmodic dysphonia will go on. Carl never lost sight of life and the importance to live each day to its fullest.’ We appreciate Carl’s generous support of our cause!”

ARTICLE ON OUR SUPPORT GROUP & OUR 30 YEAR ANNIVERSARY IN THE SPRING 2017 ISSUE OF THE DYSTONIA DIALOGUE, PAGES 14-15.

https://www.dystonia-foundation.org/images/uploads/DMRF_DD_Spring_2017.pdf

If you shop on AmazonSmile, you can choose the DMRF as your charity and they will receive .5% of your purchases. To find out more, visit https://smile.amazon.com/

$5-CURE-FOR-DYSTONIA CHALLENGE. Please consider participating in this important campaign to raise funds for dystonia research that was created by Jason Dunn (who has generalized dystonia) and his friend Mike Delise. All donations will be directed by the DMRF to dystonia research. Learn more and watch powerful videos by going to www.5dollarcure.com

**IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ORDER A DVD OF DR. SHARONA BEN-HAIM'S EXCELLENT PRESENTATION ON DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION SURGERY FROM 9/16/17, PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

**IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VIEW DR. DAVID PETERSON'S SLIDE PRESENTATION FROM SAT., 1/21/17 ON DECIPHERING DYSTONIA & THE LATEST IN RESEARCH, CLICK HERE

**DVD's OF DR. STEVEN HICKMAN'S EXCELLENT PRESENTATION ON MINDFULNESS ARE AVAILABLE FOR $10. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION. YOU CAN ALSO NOW VIEW HIS ENTIRE PRESENTATION ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE

**DVD's OF DAVID WEIL'S INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION FROM 9/17/16 ON HEALTH INSURANCE, MEDICARE, MEDI-CAL, SUPPLEMENTAL PLANS, ETC. ARE AVAILABLE FOR $10. PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION. YOU CAN ALSO VIEW HIS SLIDE PRESENTATION IN PDF FORM BY CLICKING HERE

***LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW THAT BILLY McLAUGHLIN & MARTHA DID WITH DREW SCHLOSBERG FOR HIS UT COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT SHOW ON 9/16/16 BY CLICKING HERE

OUR BENEFIT CONCERT WITH GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING RECORDING ARTIST JUICE NEWTON ON 10/1/15 WAS A SUCCESS! OUR PROCEEDS TOTAL $9,948.00! THESE FUNDS HAVE BEEN EQUALLY DIVIDED BETWEEN THE DMRF & THE NSDA. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED THE SHOW OR WHO MADE A DONATION AND THANKS TO JUICE NEWTON, HER BAND, PAUL FOWLER & MARTINI'S ABOVE FOURTH! WE HAVE RAISED A GRAND TOTAL OF $44,745.94 FROM THE 4 BENEFITS CONCERTS WE HAVE HELD IN 2006, 2009, 2012 AND 2015!!!

For information, handouts and special offers shared by Cynthia Clark, Clinically Certified Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master & Essential Oils Educator at our meeting on 10/24/15 please click HERE If you would like to order a DVD of her presentation for $10, please click HERE

Check out the article on Medical Uses for Botulinum Toxin in A Woman's Health magazine that Martha was interviewed for at http://awomanshealth.com/beyond-botox/

WE VIDEO-RECORDED 6 RECENT MEETINGS. 1) CYNTHIA CLARK ON HYPNOTHERAPY, REIKI & ESSENTIAL OILS, 2) ROSE THOMAS ON ACUPUNCTURE/PRESSURE POINTS/FOOD/NUTRIENTS; 3) BRENT CESARE, DPT ON AYURVEDA, ENERGY & INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE; 4) JENNIFER LOGAN, YOGA THERAPIST/MEDITATION SPECIALIST; 5) DR. DAVID BARBA, NEUROSURGEON DISCUSSING SURGERIES AND 6) DR. HUSSEIN ABDULHADI, PAIN MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, DISCUSSING METHODS FOR TREATING PAIN. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PURCHASING A DVD OF ANY OF THESE PRESENTATIONS, WE ASK FOR $10 PER DVD TO COVER OUR COSTS. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION.