California Families


California Families

This group is for families living in CA.

Location: California
Members: 90
Latest Activity: Jul 18

Here are our California Angels:

Be sure to register at the DuchenneConnect registry: CLICK HERE

Our Congressional Representatives:
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Senator Barbara Boxer
Representatives From California
Unsure who your Representative is, Click Here, then search by zipcode at the top left of the page.

The California Department of Health Care Services:
The Department of Health Care Services’ (DHCS) mission is to protect and promote the health status of Californians through the financing and delivery of individual health care services. The DHCS finances and administers a number of individual health care service delivery programs, including the California Medical Assistance Program (Medi-Cal).

The California Department of Public Health:
The California Department of Public Health will provide more focused state leadership in public health and health care financing and create a more effective public health infrastructure in California. The department will increase accountability and improve the effectiveness of both public health and health care purchasing activities.

Other CA Resources:
Click here to go to the thread that has the DMD Checklist and other CA information.


new to duchenne

Started by Christina Roberts. Last reply by Leeandra Arhdeacon May 30, 2012. 5 Replies

Santa Clara CA

Started by Jessica Argueta Tucker. Last reply by Jeff Marr Mar 15, 2012. 2 Replies

Any Palm Springs or vicinity families?

Started by Mark Perrotte. Last reply by Mark Perrotte Mar 1, 2012. 6 Replies

Any families in the Inland Empire? (Southern California)

Started by Leigh Alisen Pernosky. Last reply by Jill lancaster Sep 28, 2011. 8 Replies

Education Talk!

Started by Kelli May. Last reply by Kelli May May 18, 2011. 10 Replies

5th grade outdoor / education 4 day camp

Started by Kim Maddux. Last reply by Bill Cain May 21, 2010. 4 Replies

5th grade outdoor / education 4 day camp

Started by Kim Maddux. Last reply by Kim Maddux May 21, 2010. 2 Replies

Looking for used mobility scooter

Started by Kim Maddux. Last reply by Susan Rathfelder Mar 22, 2010. 1 Reply


Started by Kim Innabi Mar 4, 2010. 0 Replies

Regional Center

Started by Patty Sherman. Last reply by Kim Innabi Nov 17, 2009. 8 Replies

Pilates for a Cure

Started by MicahsDaddy Sep 10, 2009. 0 Replies

DMD Fundraiser

Started by Amy Martin. Last reply by Amy Martin Apr 23, 2009. 4 Replies

San Diego Area Families

Started by MicahsDaddy Feb 18, 2009. 0 Replies

DC Advocacy, attendance and participation

Started by Julie Garcia. Last reply by Julie Garcia Feb 14, 2009. 1 Reply

Easy to manage California Activities

Started by Rebecca Saulsbury. Last reply by Laurie Barton Feb 7, 2009. 2 Replies

2009 Advocacy Conference

Started by Julie Garcia. Last reply by Julie Garcia Jan 25, 2009. 4 Replies

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Comment by Lee Ann Faeth on June 13, 2008 at 8:10pm
I got an e-mail from you Cheryl, so it worked. :)
Comment by MicahsDaddy on June 13, 2008 at 12:24pm

looks like there isn't an area to put personal info. anyone can access this page.

So, the only way to get us the info would have to be with the "Send Message to Group" link, as Polly suggested and Julie tested.

Comment by cheryl cliff on June 13, 2008 at 9:37am
Hi Kristi!

Welcome to the group and we would love to have you here in Ca but you might not want to move back here when you find there isn't much available for Wellstone Clinic - no CinciClinic. Basically, what is available sucks. Don't know about Ventura tho...I haven't checked the state above LA.


ps - your son Christain has the CUTEST face in the swimming pic!
Comment by Julie Garcia on June 12, 2008 at 9:37pm

Welcome to California!

Sacramento, CA
Comment by Kristi Powell on June 12, 2008 at 9:24pm
Hey groupies! Can you please let me in even if I don't live in Cali anymore?? I still have connections with California, in fact I am visiting July 4-15th. Anyone going to be at Disneyland July 13 or 14? If so, let me know and maybe we can meet at the park.
My son Christian is 10 with deletion of 45-54, still ambulatory except for things like parks/zoo's ect...

I grew up in Ventura, my parents and the rest of my family live in Ventura, Visalia, Springville,Crescent City, Porterville...I think that's most of them. Anyway, I now live in TN, but hopefully someday within the next couple of years we would like to move back.
Anyway, I'm trying to do 3 things with at once, so I must go for now..
Comment by Polly Sundeen on June 12, 2008 at 7:11pm
Hi Cheryl - I noticed that just above the members that have joined this group there is a little envelope and next to it is says "send message to group" - in theory I'm sure that means that only members of this group will receive the message sent - and not be sent to the entire PPMD community. Could try a test message and then we would know if it works. LOL
Hope all is well.
Comment by cheryl cliff on June 12, 2008 at 4:28pm

You seem to know your way around this site so I was wondering
is there some way I can provide personal information here at the California page, without the data going to the general population? This would be in order to allow my home data accessable to those who want to come on the 29th without the rest of the world having it.

I appreciate your help!
Comment by carrie on June 8, 2008 at 10:03am
Our family lives in Los Angeles. Our son Dylan is 7 and was diagnosed with Duchenne at age 3.

Comment by cheryl cliff on June 5, 2008 at 9:01pm
So, now that some of us SoCal/Cal people are together online I was wondering if we can extend our connections to include a summer gathering, (some of you already know about it). It is to be June29th, Sunday in Riverside at our home (I will provide address and phone later - not wanting to display the info online) there will be burgers and dogs, swimming & jacuzzi for the boys, beer and goodies for us. Letting our boys get to know each other a little is important. Alexander certainly will benefit from meeting other kids in the same boat. We have 2 sons - Alexander 9.5 years old DMD missing 2 neucleotides on exon 44 and Max 8.5 years old who is missing nothing and makes me wonder where is the prednisone for parents?
Comment by Lee Ann Faeth on June 5, 2008 at 12:02am
Thank you for starting this group Christian. :) My name is Lee Ann and I live in Reseda with my husband, son Avery (4) DMD and daughter Noelle (8 months).

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