After the accident occurred, he was a constant at the various hospitals. The staff knew him as well as they knew us.
When Aviana was in therapy at UCD and Kaiser, he would go to many sessions. He would be along side me, learning all there was to learn.
One of the most difficult and stressful times for us was as the entire insurance aspect unfolded. Uncle Roger was there for all of us with great advise, and most of all, continuous support.
I don't know if you remember, but he and his wife Rella were the ones who courageously took on the task of hand delivering Avi to Philadelphia for our very first trip to The Institute. They not only brought Aviana, but spent many long hours with us listening, learning, and helping. Prior to that, he was assisting my Mom with Aviana's constant care.
Roger has consistently come over at least one day a week ever since we have been home from the hospital. He jumps right in, like an extension of us. His knowledge of her care stretches far and wide. He knows everything from all of her therapies to her ever-changing feeding needs.
He is not only a constant presence, but he is also a continual source of ideas, articles, dvd's, books and just plain knowledge. He is fascinated by the brain and forwards every single bit of potentially helpful information our way.
Roger~ We could never put into words how much you mean to us, and just how incredibly thankful we are to have you. We love and appreciate you so much!
Avi has always loved her Uncle Roger.
Easter sure can be tiring!
My favorite while in the hospital.
I love this one too.
Early in the morning, before a long day at The Institute.
You may remember this oldie, but goodie! She wants to be just like him, wear his glasses, read books he recommends ; )
Roger is a calming force. Aviana is always so relaxed when he is around.
At times, they even dress like each other!