Mom is in Hamburg, Germany to represent Taylor’s Tale at the 12th International Congress on Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses (NCL). Each day through June 6, check out my blog for updates from this gathering of the world’s top Batten disease experts – those who represent our greatest hope for preserving the dreams of children like Taylor.
Mom didn’t make it to the University today after her longer-than-expected journey over the Atlantic. After flying the first leg to Dulles in Washington, DC, she watched through the window as Air Force One headed down the runway en route to the Middle East. Her own flight was late getting into London, and when she finally touched down in Hamburg, she traveled to her hotel without her luggage, which opted for a longer layover in London and still had not made it to Germany when I last heard from her. Chilly weather greeted Mom – people dressed in jackets and turtlenecks, and no one wore strappy sandals like those that hit the streets in Charlotte well over a month ago.
We’re about seven hours behind Hamburg, but I’ll make an effort to post updates as quickly as possible throughout the duration of the conference. Mom’s alarm should be going off shortly – the first session starts in a few short hours, and you’d better believe she’ll be there.