And finally, one of the therapists attending today, worked with Byron in Ithaca when Byron was four. She let us know about the death of a very special person:
RIP Kathy Schlough - 1952 - 2018
Kathy was Byron's first therapist after his diagnosis. She had been the head of the Physical Therapy PhD program at Ithaca College and had just left there because she missed working with children directly. She was an invaluable guide, friend and mentor during the early days of Byron's diagnosis. She was an amazing artist and we have two of her paintings in our home. We were stunned to learned that she died from cancer in May of this year at 66. Dear Kathy, you will be missed by the hundreds of children and their families for whom your calm and steady presence was a great comfort.