March 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Patty Cutshall-Bailey

Meet our Community Alliance Chair from Montana, Patty Cutshall-Bailey. Patty is an Empowering Caregiver Coach offering personalized one-on-one coaching to help caregivers find joy and balance in their hectic lives.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Management and HR Management in 2004, and a master’s degree in management with a concentration in Organizational Psychology and Development in 2007. Currently, she resides in Montana with her husband and four dogs and enjoys traveling to see her children and grandchildren. Aside from writing books and coaching, she enjoys running, camping, hiking, and reading.

Share your photos and videos at the CMV Conference

‚ÄčWant to show off your child and tell your story at this year’s CMV Public Health and Policy Conference? The National CMV Foundation is seeking photos of children affected by congenital CMV for display at the upcoming conference this September in Austin, Texas. Conference organizers are also requesting video submissions from parents discussing their experience with CMV and how it has affected their life. 

Attorney and advocate, Sara Beth Myers, discusses Tennessee's CMV legislation

Tennessee recently became the sixth state in the nation to pass CMV legislation in its second year after introduction. Tennessee Senate Bill 2097/House Bill 2397 received unanimous supporting votes in both the House and the Senate and faced no opposition from outside groups in its second year. But how? And why? We spoke with Sara Beth Myers, attorney and founding President of AWAKE - Advocates for Women's And Kids' Equality, who spearheaded the Tennessee effort to learn more about the process and their unique approach to this year’s successful legislation. 

2016 CMV Public Health & Policy Conference

Come join the National CMV Foundation at the second CMV Public Health & Policy Conference on September 26th and 27th in Austin, Texas as we present the latest research on diagnosis and treatment of CMV, delineate prevention efforts, provide information about early intervention options, and disseminate family support resources.