• Judy Cohen

A Connection Through Clothes

It’s been a long time since I actually received personal satisfaction out of doing my job. Sure, there’s the enormous triumph of getting a new client, great pride when I land a great media hit for them, and that sense of accomplishment when I help them achieve their ultimate goals. But I’m talking about walking away with the feeling that I truly helped someone with the smallest of gestures.

The Hannah Storm Foundation, which raises awareness, funds treatment and provides educational information for children suffering from debilitating and disfiguring vascular birthmarks, has been funding surgeries for a little boy from China, Tingyi, for the past two years. He and his parents come to New York City and stay for months at a time while Tingyi undergoes multiple surgeries to remove the very large Port Wine Stain birthmark on his face. These are serious surgical procedures, especially for an almost two-year old, but thanks to Dr. Milton Waner, a world-renown surgeon specializing in vascular anomalies, they have all gone successfully and because of his young age, he’ll probably have little to no memory of the whole ordeal.

Beyond how this very small gesture made me feel, even better was watching the great sense of pride on Jack’s face when he saw Tingyi wearing his clothes. Nothing better than that!

Continued success to Tingyi as he undergoes his surgical procedures and I can’t wait for the new round of photos of him wearing more of his “new” clothes!

To learn more about the Hannah Storm Foundation and how you can help please visit the website.

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