Wilms tumor bulletin board
I don’t plan to dwell on it in this space, but many close to our family know that my son was recently diagnosed with a Wilms tumor. He underwent surgery on November 8th and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. He’s done well with the treatments so far.
I note it here for a few reasons: first, it is the reason for the blogging silence in November; second, to note that my wife and I have been seeking a Wilms tumor support bulletin board and haven’t found any, so I’ve started one under the tOFP domain at http://www.tofp.org/wilmsbb/; and third, I want to use my Google karma here to draw attention to it.
It does connect tangentially with my educational technology world in that I grabbed a copy of phpBB to set it up, and I’m really loving the tool. With the hosting and mySQL in place already for tOFP, it really took me less than an hour to get it up and running, including setting up the initial forums. The administration is completely straightforward and the interface is really nice.