St. Jude’s Cancer Hospital – Neurobiology and Brain Tumor Program

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Neurobiology and Brain Tumor Program
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For more than 20 years, Bryce Neier has been an attorney at The Law Office of Bryce D. Neier PLLC in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Bryce Neier has been involved in several cases involving international child abduction and child custody, and has successfully litigated many of these cases involving but not limited to: Canada, Columbia South America, Germany, Japan, Portugal, and Spain. In addition to his legal work he supports a number of charitable organizations, including the Comprehensive Cancer Center at St. Jude.

Several programs exist at the St. Jude’s Cancer Center to help research cancer as it relates to children. One is the Neurobiology and Brain Tumor Program (NBTP). Brain tumors are not unusual in children, especially for those younger than 15 years of age. Out of all childhood cancers, brain tumors make up 20 percent. The NBTP program strives to research the biology of malignant and normal growths that occur in the nervous system.

Additional goals for this program include developing less invasive treatments to fight childhood brain tumors and developing interventions that will reduce the neuropsychological effects that can potentially happen from having and surviving the disease.

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Shriners Surgeons Develop App for Individuals with Cerebral Palsy

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Fayetteville, North Carolina-based attorney Bryce Neier focuses on family law, including property division, divorce, and child custody. Beyond dispatching his professional obligations, Bryce Neier supports various charitable organizations, such as Shriners Hospitals for Children.

A smartphone app developed under the supervision of orthopedic surgeons at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California recently received the Fred P. Sage Award from the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) in recognition of its contribution to digital health care education. Dubbed HipScreen, the app helps physicians detect hip issues at an early stage among children with cerebral palsy.

A third of children with this condition are susceptible to hip problems. With regular preventive measures such as x-rays, these problems can be detected at an early stage. HipScreen helps users navigate this process by providing them with educational material and other means of assessing the condition.

The app was recognized at AACPDM’s annual meeting earlier this year in Florida. Dr. Vedant Kulkarni accepted the award, as he was one of the leading physicians responsible for the app’s development.

Visit www.hipscreen.org to learn more about the app, which is currently available for iOS. An Android version is on the way as well.

Tetley and Tata Trusts Launch $1 Million Partnership with Smile Train

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A litigation attorney focused on family law, Bryce Neier oversees a private practice in Fayetteville, North Carolina. In addition to his work as an attorney, Bryce Neier supports Smile Train, a charitable organization that provides corrective surgeries for children with cleft lips and palates.

In a recently released statement, Smile Train announced a partnership launched by Tetley and Tata Trusts that will provide $1 million for cleft repair surgeries. Tetley, a Tata Global Beverages brand, is marking the partnership with the Tetley Smile Challenge, a digital campaign that aims to raise awareness about Smile Train’s life-changing work.

The Tetley Smile Challenge uses facial recognition software to capture smiles as individuals watch humorous videos on the challenge’s website. While there, participants can donate to Smile Train and share the smiles they captured via social media.

Through the challenge, Tetley hopes to raise 1 million smiles to match the $1 million donation, which will provide corrective surgeries for 4,000 children around the globe. To participate in the Tetley Smile Challenge, visit SmileChallenge.Tetley.com.

The Sky’s the Limit Program at Shriners Hospitals

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Shriners Hospitals
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Bryce Neier is an experienced attorney with over two decades of experience focusing on family law. A graduate of the Campbell University School of Law, Bryce Neier currently serves as a lawyer at his law firm in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Outside of his professional work, Mr. Neier is a supporter of several children’s charities including the Shriners Hospital.

Based out of Tampa, Florida, the Shriners Hospitals for Children network includes over 20 children’s hospitals across North America. The first hospital was opened in 1922, and today the network provides high quality children’s medical services as well as research and education operations to advance the quality of children’s healthcare.

In support of its mission to improve children’s lives, the organization operates the Sky’s the Limit Program. An initiative of First Lady Ethel at Shriners Hospitals, the program provides funding for camp activities to help children discover their strengths through new activities, such as zip lining and rock climbing. The program is funded through charitable donations and provides various gifts to donors that contribute.

Jerusalem Post Youth Magazines

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Jerusalem Post Youth Magazines
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Bryce Neier has practiced family law, including international child custody and international child abduction cases through his firm in Fayetteville, North Carolina, since 1993. Prior to 1993 he concentrated in criminal defense litigation. He also volunteers as an attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom Organiziation (ADF), through which he assists with litigation projects in the areas of family values, right to life, and religious liberty.

In addition, Bryce Neier supports the Jerusalem Post publication by donating monies to pay for the Jerusalem Post publications to be sent to major United States Universities and to churches and other organizations in the Middle East to include but not limited to educational magazines for children.

Established in 1932 by Gershon Agron and available in both print and digital versions, the Jerusalem Post is the world’s leading Israeli-English newspaper. In efforts to introduce children to English in a fun, engaging medium, the publication offers several youth magazines that include stories, activities, and exercises on various youth-friendly themes.

SNAP and CLICK are tailored for elementary school students, while ZONE focuses on topics relevant to middle school students. High school students can read about current events, sports, and entertainment in STREET. All editions are available in beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, and all include a glossary that translates difficult words into Hebrew or Arabic.

Alliance Defending Freedom Argues for Christian Values

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Principally focused on family law and civil litigation including international law and entertainment law, and based in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Litigation attorney Bryce Neier received his JD from Campbell University School of Law. Prior to that, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, where he served from 1983 to 1988 attaining the rank of Captain before leaving active duty to pursue a career in law. In addition to handling cases at his law office, Bryce Neier volunteers as an allied attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom Organization (ADF), an organization which litigates constitutional issues in areas of religious liberty and legal issues which are at the forefront of our country.

Alliance Defending Freedom Organization (formerly Alliance Defense Fund) was created by more than 30 Christian leaders in 1994 with the thought that Christians needed to unite to protect their faith against threats from the legal system to religious freedom and beliefs. ADF funds cases and advocates for its positions in defense of Christian values in court.

Two examples of ADF involved victories at the US Supreme Court are Rosenberger v. University of VA and Town of Greece v. Galloway. In the former case, the Supreme Court ruled that religious groups must be included on public college campuses where student fee funding is involved. In the latter case, the court upheld the constitutionality of opening government meetings with prayer, ensuring the legality of this long-held tradition across the country.

Smile Train Provides Free Cleft Lip and Palate Surgeries

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Smile Train
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Litigation attorney Bryce Neier focuses his law practice on family law, and has prevailed in a number of major international child custody cases between his state of North Carolina and countries such as Germany, Spain, Canada, and Columbia South America. He is also admitted to practice in both state and federal courts, up to and including the Supreme Court of the United States. When not representing clients, Bryce Neier supports a number of charities, including Smile Train.

Cleft lip or cleft palate occurs when certain tissue structures do not join together properly during the development of the fetus. These improperly formed tissues typically affect the upper lip or the roof of the mouth. Children with this very visible defect are not just subject to ridicule and isolation, they often experience physical difficulties with speaking, eating, and breathing.

While in the US such conditions are surgically corrected, in the poorest countries of the world most children with clefts will never receive the necessary reconstructive surgery. Cleft palates occur in about 1 in 500 births among Asians, 1 in 700 among Caucasians, and 1 in 1200 among Africans.

Smile Train empowers local doctors in 85 developing countries to provide completely free cleft lip and palate repair surgery by training and funding them in their communities. The trained physicians then proceed to train other colleagues, creating a more long-term solution. Since 1999, Smile Train has performed this transformative service for more than one million children worldwide.