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Save the Date!  Laney Jaymes Fitzsimons Memorial Too Too Fun Tutu Run
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Save the Date! Laney Jaymes Fitzsimons Memorial Too Too Fun Tutu Run

Save the Date! The Laney Jaymes Fitzsimons Memorial Too Too Fun Tutu Run will be on Saturday, September 15th! This family-friendly, stroller-friendly 2.5k walk will go through beautiful historic Annapolis, right along the waterfront and Laney’s memorial at the Dockhead. Follow the event page for more details and sign up information.  Start thinking about your...

UPDATE: Maryland Pediatric Stroke Legislation Hearing
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UPDATE: Maryland Pediatric Stroke Legislation Hearing

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, members of The Laney Jaymes Foundation (“the Foundation”) attended a hearing to support a Maryland bill which would require pediatric stroke training to child care providers and educators.  In support of the bill, Brian Fitzsimons provided testimony regarding the repeated misdiagnoses that Laney received, while his wife Laura held poster-sized...

Banquet Only Tickets for Fundraiser & Important Legislature Information
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Banquet Only Tickets for Fundraiser & Important Legislature Information

Banquet Only Tickets Now Available for 1st Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser The Laney Jaymes Memorial Golf Tournament is now offering “banquet only” tickets for people who would like to attend the afternoon banquet on May 12, 2018. For those who would like to join us, tickets may be purchased here. Maryland Pediatric Stroke Legislation On March 14,...

Stroke Symptoms in Children
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Stroke Symptoms in Children

Stroke is a medical emergency and a leading cause of death in children; however despite this, most people don’t even know that children can have strokes. The unawareness of pediatric stroke, by both the medical industry and the general public, too often causes children and infants to be misdiagnosed and mistreated, compromising their recovery. One...

Medical Equipment Donations
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Medical Equipment Donations

Over Laney’s months in intensive rehabilitation, Laney’s family obtained a great deal of medical equipment for use during therapy in outpatient rehab and at home. Laney’s parents have donated all of this equipment, totaling $40,000, so other children could benefit from its use. Through the group Equipment Connections for Children, Laney’s Special Tomato Chair was...

Laney’s Memorial Wish
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Laney’s Memorial Wish

The Marty Lyons Foundation, who grants wishes to severely ill children, granted a wish to Laney when she was home with her parents on hospice care. Laney received a memorial at the Annapolis City Dock, and Laney’s parents, Laura and Brian, worked with some very caring people to make it happen. It is right at...