Courage to Shine™ – Tour III – Spain – ASEXVE Medical Conference, Avila, Spain – November 23-25, 2012
In early 2012, Thomas Exler and Mist Blue Foster were invited to attend and to speak at the ASEXVE (Asociación española de Extrofia Vesical, Cloacal y Epispadias) Medical Conference in Alvia, Spain from Friday, November 23 – Sunday November 25 2012.
Courage to Shine™ Team gave motivational presentations based on their own experiences living with bladder and cloacal exstrophy, and participated in workshops during the conference, as well as interact on a personal level with many of the families who attended the ASEXVE Medical Conference.
Entire Program: Programa Encuentro Médico Asexve 2012
In addition to the conference, members of the Association, escorted Thomas Exler & Misty Blue Foster to many of the tourist attractions in Madrid, Avila, Campo de Criptana and a member family even hosted them for a night in Campo de Criptana.
Thomas Exler & Misty Blue Foster both stated they could not have been treated any nicer and truly feel they now have a family in Spain.
Please view the video below to see some of the pictures and videos from the 2012 Courage to Shine Tour III – Spain.
Newspaper articles in Spain:
Unas jornadas reunirán en Ávila a los principales cirujanos pediátricos (A conference meeting in Avila major pediatric surgeons) – Diario de Avila.es – November 20, 2012
Afectados de extrofia vesical reclaman unidades de referencia (Affected units bladder exstrophy claim reference) Diario de Avila.es – November 24, 2012
Los enfermos de extrofia vesical demandan hospitales de referencia (The bladder exstrophy patients require referral hospitals) – Avilared.com – November 25, 2012