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The Washington D.C. Area Eosinophilic Connection (WAEC) is a locally based support group dedicated to providing support and information for families in the Virginia, D.C., or Maryland areas living with eosinophilic disorders. The group which began in the fall of 2009 was formed by two families of children diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis. These parents understand how overwhelming a diagnosis and the management of eosinophilic disorders can be for the entire family. Our goal is to offer other families the support and information necessary to live with eosinophilic disorders. We realize how fulfilling life can be despite the hurdles we face.
We offer support group meetings to connect with other families in the area in addition to speaker presentations from leading medical professionals. To involve all family members, we will offer family events focused on fun and socialization which allow children to understand they are not alone. Although we are not medical professionals, we will provide local and online resources to assist families with questions or concerns related to eosinophilic disorders.
Well, it’s been quite a long winter, but we’ve finally found some time to make the necessary updates to the Treatment Centers page, including some clarifications to Children’s National Medical Center and a new addition – Pediatric Specialists of Virginia. We also updated Dr. Louis-Jacques’ bio on the Join Waec! page. And, as always, we’ve updated the meeting details on the Events page.
We are a group of individuals sharing information and supporting each other, not a professional or medical organization. Information provided is not a substitute for professional care. This information is designed for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as medical advice. The discussions, meeting minutes, handouts, speakers, agendas, and other products of our support group do not constitute medical and/or legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. References to specific products, processes, resources, web sites or services do not constitute or imply recommendation or endorsement by Washington D.C. Area Eosinophilic Connection (WAEC) or its members. Always discuss individual health/medical concerns with a qualified personal physician.