The research is progressing very well but we need your help!
As a reminder,Dr. Peter Fox of the UT Health Science Center is leading the FIRST research project to address brain injury in child non fatal drowning cases. The study utilizes a special type of brain imaging called resting state functional MRI. The research team will use the images to analyze brain activity to better understand how the injured brain is “working” compared to a child without injury.
The research approach involves comparing the brain image of a non fatal drowning survivor to that of a typically developing child who is the same gender and age. If you recall,Sam (pictured here) was scanned as the age/gender match for Conrad.
They have successfully scanned 11 children with injury but we need to recruit the other typically developing children.
The scan is totally safe and harmless. Please contact Mary Woolsey at 210-567-8049 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a match and are willing to be a part of this historical study. You can speak with the research team and have all your questions answered by the doctors themselves. You can also contact me if you would like more information. Sam’s mom Delise has also offered to speak with anyone who would like to hear more about the experience.
Families that participate will be paid for their time but the best compensation is knowing that you have helped these kids. Our goal is to complete all the scans by the end of May.
The team cannot progress to the good part of the research –ANALYSIS - until we have these matches: We have confirmed 7 matches and are looking for 3 more!
- 1 boy age 4
- 1 boy age 5 or early 6
- 1 boy age 9
- 1 boy age 5 or late 4 RECRUITED &SCHEDULED Thank you Charlie
- 1 boys age 6 COMPLETE Thank you Atticus
- 1 boy age 6 COMPLETE Thank you Annon
- 1 boy age 9 or early 10 COMPLETE Thank you Trent
- 1 girl age 5 RECRUITED &SCHEDULED Thank you Ryleigh
- 1 girl age 7 or late 6 COMPLETE Thank you Celeste
- 1 girl age 8 or early 9 COMPLETE Thank you Rachel
It may seem counterintuitive but typically the younger the child,the easier the scan.
If you do not have or know any children these ages,you can help by spreading the word! Thank you so much…