Keeping Hope Alive
Chris Edwards ’97 was shattered to learn in May 2016 that his daughter had an ultra-rare genetic disorder with no known treatment options. Robbie, 3, is one of 14 children worldwide to be diagnosed with hereditary spastic paraplegia type 47 (SPG47), which inhibits her ability to walk and talk and will likely continue to diminish her motor skills over time.
Community Care Across Cultures
"Wipe the child's teeth with gauze and peel open a fluoride varnish pack. Stir the fluoride and paint it on all the tooth surfaces. It's a simple as that," says Chris Schnure Dotterer ’70, a retired physician who is working to bring better oral health care to children in the Dominican Republic.