Welcome to the web site for Ohio Gathering 2016! This year's Ohio Gathering will be held October 7-9 at the Drury Inn & Suites in Grove City, OH which is just south of Columbus. Feel free to come early and/or stay late.
The Ohio Gathering is a special time each year where people from around the U.S. and Canada with NF2 come together along with friends and family to celebrate NF2 friendships, make new ones, and be renewed in our battles with NF2. We are all obviously aware how discouraging and frightening NF2 can be. The Ohio Gathering family reminds us we are in this together and do not have to fight the battle alone. There is nothing more reassuring than hearing the words "I understand". Imagine a weekend where NF2 is the norm and being surrounded by people who "get it".
Last Ohio Gathering in Columbus, OH
This year's Ohio Gathering will be the last one in Columbus, OH before moving to Cleveland starting 2017 under the direction of Ron Petras. Ron is active in the NF2 community and understands the importance of having an event for those with NF2 along with family and friends. He is excited to be taking over the event and will be speaking Saturday morning (with CART) to unveil his plans for the Ohio Gathering in Cleveland.
Changes This Year
The past few years at the Ohio Gathering, there have been themed weekends and numerous activities. Last year was supposed to be the last year for the event in Columbus so we went out with a huge bang. However, since it turned out the Ohio Gathering would remain in Columbus one more year, the weekend is being simplfied. What does that mean? No theme. Fewer activities. No fancy decorations. However, we do have some things planned and a big surprise Sunday morning. See the Weekend Info page for more details.
What is not changing is people coming from around the U.S. and Canada to spend time with others with NF2 and their families and friends. We NEED each other to keep fighting and "Never Give Up". Themes and activities are nice but not the real reason we come together each year.
This Web Site
This web site will be updated frequently as planning progresses and people register to attend the event. So, check back often for updates.
Unfortunately, there is not a mobile version of this web site.
If you have any questions, need assistance, etc. please don't hesitate to contact Phyllis Lee using the link below. Can't wait to see everyone!