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TAAF Youth Ambassadors
TAAF Youth Ambassadors for 2020 include Kimmie Boyd, Rachel Burdick, Erica Carnegie, Mariah Fisher, Sasha Gadea, Davidson Jump, Emalina Sanguinetti, Laila Smith, and Arturo Valdez.
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Dr. Bethany Johnson-Kerner
Dr. Bethany Johnson-Kerner is a pediatric neurologist at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital with an interest in advocacy for children with brain injury. She leads the Brain Recovery Education (BREd) Initiative, a special project of the UCSF Pediatric Brain Center that aims to take a multidisciplinary approach to innovating tailored educational programs for children recovering from acute brain injury in order to maximize their cognitive outcomes. She is grateful to her patients and hopes to continue to learn from families to better support them.
Cynthia Martinez is a full-time mom and a digital media manager for an investment firm in Philadelphia. She’s a native of Argentina and a former beauty queen. Her aneurysm and stroke journey, full of twists, turns, and steep hills, is not for the faint of heart. In these unprecedented times, she embodies that teaching school-aged children happens both in the classroom and at home. To learn more about Cynthia and her survivor story, check out her blog at recoveryandtriumph.com. She wishes love and triumph to you all.
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