Last Chance for End-of-Year Giving!

As we wind down the final hours of 2022 and the last opportunities for end-of-year giving, consider a gift to the International Hip Dysplasia Institute to help fund their research, education, and technological programs and developments to help support lifelong, healthy hips for all of those impacted by Hip Dysplasia. Visit their website to learn how your donations are used and for your last chance to make a final tax-deductible gift in 2022: International Hip Dysplasia Institute – Campaign (orlandohealth.com)

Apply to be our 2023 Junior Board Member

Are you passionate about hip dysplasia awareness and wanting to support hip dysplasia community?  Miles4Hips is looking for a Junior Board Member to join our team for 2023! This is a volunteer position and requires a 12-month commitment.

Roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Participating in 4-6 board meetings during the year and representing the voice of adolescents and young adults experiencing hip dysplasia.
  • Developing content for at least one Miles4Hips social media post per month (6 total)
  • Assisting with tasks and projects related to Miles4Hips and IHDI advocacy and awareness events including Theme Weeks, Hip Dysplasia Awareness Month, and the Annual Day of Movement

Skills/Requirements:

  • At least 18 years old (we welcome younger appplicants, but require parent or guardian consent).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong writing and skills.

Email us at miles4hips@gmail.com for more information. Applications are due by December 31, 2022.

Interview with Dr. Wudbhav Sankar

Dr. Sankar joined Miles4Hips Board Member, Ashley Spalla, for our next interview. Dr. Sankar is the Director of the Young Adult Hip Preservation Program and heads up the Hip Disorders Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He also serves on the medical advisory board for the International Hip Dysplasia Institute and is passionate about hip dysplasia clinical care, research, and advocacy. Dr. Sankar shares his unconventional educational journey to medicine, how he developed a passion for treating children and young adults with complex hip conditions, and the how he has seen hip dysplasia care evolve during his career. 

Check out some of our new stories!

We love hearing from members of our community and find sharing stories to be a great way to build community, connect with others, and learn about others’ experiences. We are excited to have THREE NEW STORIES to share this week! Enjoy!!!

 

Meet Shaun, Alexa, and Erin!