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A Parent's Letter

In early 2013, John Brown was diagnosed with bicoronal craniosynostosis -- a birth defect that involves the premature fusion of one or more seams on a baby's skull. His parents wrote this letter to express their gratitude for the care he received at Comer Children's Hospital.

Dr. Reid:

As we approach the four-week mark, I just wanted to send you a quick message. Words can't express how thankful we are for the care you have provided our son. The past seven months had been filled with fear of the unknown, but now, looking back, we can honestly say we couldn't have been more prepared. You provided such amazing support, knowledge and resources along the way to make sure we were prepared for what John would need in the days and weeks following his CVR/FOA.

Together, [the physicians at Comer] are an amazing team and we are so thankful that we were sent to you after John was diagnosed. He couldn't have been in better hands. Also, we just wanted to thank you both for putting us in touch with [another patient's] family. Having that contact made all the difference in the world as we waited for John's surgery to approach.

Again, Clint and I both can't thank you enough. We know that this is only the start of Jack's journey with bicoronal craniosynostosis and more surgeries could lie ahead, but are confident he will continue to do great as long as he has you on his side.

With Sincere Gratitude,
Jennifer (and Clint) Brown

September 2013

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