About Pull-Thru Network
The Pull-thru Network is a non-profit, self-help organization dedicated to providing mutual support to the families of children born with an anorectal malformation, colon disease, and the associated defects and to the individuals born with these disorders. Established in 1988, the network offers appropriate referrals, conducts support group meetings; gives phone and email support, provides a national networking service for its members, offers a chatroom for members on its website, and provides an email support group (listserv). In addition, the organization provides a variety of educational and support materials including pamphlets and a quarterly magazine for members entitled “Pull-thru Network News”. The PTN News features articles on research, new techniques, personal stories, bowel management, school and daycare issues, and practical advice and helpful hints pertaining to the everyday care of children with these diagnoses.