Meredith Burgoon is nothing less than an angel. She possesses a sweetness and compassion that is inspiring and I seriously cannot thank her enough. From the moment she met Ruby, their connection was evident. Ruby, normally a little hesitant towards strangers, immediately warmed up to Meredith as if she could sense her kindness. To see her hug someone, as if she was a friend or family member, the very first day they met was amazing. I knew then this would be a great experience for us. Meredith was an advocate for our family from the start and her care and concern was always genuine. She communicated with us openly and honestly, keeping us informed and educated every step of the way. As we began to see progress, Meredith helped us reinforce that momentum at home. For all she has done for us and will continue to do for others, she certainly has earned stars on her crown in heaven.
When we began looking into Early Intervention programs, I was so overwhelmed by the process and information I was getting from various sources. I was terrified that her delay in speech meant a future of learning challenges, problems with communication and reading. Bright Start has made such a difference, not only for my child, but for our whole family. Although Meredith has been our godsend, I can tell from other interactions with employees of Bright Start that this organization creates and embraces a culture of caring. Today as we close out Ruby’s file, I am filled with a bittersweet feeling of gratefulness toward Meredith and Bright Start. As I lay in bed this morning I thought about my child who, just a few short months ago, wasn’t talking or even babbling, as I hear her shout, “WAKE-UP MAMA!”
With Sincerest Gratitude,