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BOARD MEMBER Q&A Meet Karen This retired teacher has always wanted to help children. As a trustee at Wolfson Children's Hospital, Karen Wolfson has served on the hospital's board of directors and the women's board. She has served on the Association board for two years. WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST? Being caught up in the magic of laughter with others, especially my husband, Don. WHO ARE YOUR HEROES? BIGGEST FEAR? Our patients and their families. They encircle themselves with courage and hope, and I'm in awe. WHAT'S SOMETHING YOU'D STILL LIKE TO DO? I have a long list, but I'd really like to go fly fishing on the Battenkill River in Vermont. My dad used to tie flies. LEADERSHIP STYLE: I worry about the status of children- their health, education and wellbeing-and why it isn't more important in our country. I fear that children will lose hope as they grow older. Inclusive, empowering, decisive, and working along with others. PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY: We can choose how we are going to face each day. Choosing joy, kindness, and accomplishment makes my day. FAVORITE CHILDHOOD MEMORY: I used to live with my grandmother in northern Michigan. She would cook a meal, pack it up in the car, and we would go on a dinner picnic complete with china and tablecloths. No sandwiches on our picnics! Michael LeGrand children's hospital s today Winter 2014 29

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Children's Hospitals Today - Winter 2014

Children's Hospitals Today - Winter 2014
Edito's Note
President's Message
First Person
Everyday Hero
Reader Commentary
Helping Kids Affected by Burns
Behind the Numbers
Hands On
Healing Spaces
Board Member q&a
Public Policy Update
Child’s Story

Children's Hospitals Today - Winter 2014