Volunteerism and Children!

In case you missed it this morning, I was on WINK TV’s XCW discussing volunterrism and what children can do! I was joined by Drew Andersen who has started his own charity, Butterflies of Hope and is the face of the Million Dollar Goal for Mitochondrial Disease Research and Awareness. Here’s the link:

http://www.winknews.com/2015/11/12/healthy-kids-children-and-volunteering/

It was preceeded by a related story with his friends, Gavin and Makenzie. Gavin is presently fighting the disease.
http://www.winknews.com/2015/11/11/living-with-mitochondrial-disease/

Here is part two:
http://www.winknews.com/2015/11/12/first-energy-for-life-walkathon-happening-saturday/

Please consider walking or donating or sponsoring or … just show up to support these wonderful children. My team’s page is : http://www.energyforlifewalk.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1137190&team=6371282

May: A Time to Celebrate Graduates and Mothers!

I encourage everyone to go to my professional Facebook Pages!  We are highlighting both graduates and mothers.  Please post photos and make a short statement on how important this person is to you!

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/MacKoul-Pediatrics-Fort-Myers/122410771177269

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Annette-M-St-Pierre-MacKoul/118549098165082

I try to update the Facebook page more often than this page.  I often state that I will to better and I’ll definitely try.

Sorry for the Lack of ‘Blogs’

A dad in the practice said to me yesterday, “I was wondering if anything was going around, so I got onto your website to see your blogs and it had been a long time since you blogged.” He is right. The ‘winter’ season has been so busy with sick children and families. I will make a concerted effort to try to update daily as to what’s going around.

This week has been full of: pneumonia, strep throat, viral gastroenteritis – fancy terms for vomiting and diarrhea, pink eye, flu – only 3 cases this week.

Click on the ‘Patient Care Portal’ on the bottom right of the ‘home’ page for information on each topic. Office is cranking up. I’ll be back later after office hours.