Gift will enhance McMaster research into brain injuries


[img_inline align=”right” src=”” caption=”Noel Walpole and Peter George”]Children who have sustained a brain injury will benefit from a donation made to McMaster's CanChild, the Centre for Childhood Disability Research.

The Economical Insurance Group dedicated $25,000 to CanChild's Effective Rehabilitation for Children and Youth with Brain Injury program on May 11.

Two representatives from the insurance company, Noel Walpole, president, and Margaret Torrance, branch manager of the Hamilton office, were on campus to present the gift to CanChild's co-directors Mary Law, professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science, and Peter Rosenbaum, professor of pediatrics, and University President Peter George.

“This generous donation will allow CanChild to focus specifically on researching and disseminating research on brain injuries,” said Mary Law. “It is also interesting to note that this pledge came from an insurance company. It demonstrates they are dedicated to developing the best care and treatment for their clients.”

CanChild is an organization unique to the world of childhood disability research. It brings together a multidisciplinary team of researchers who collaborate their efforts to improve the quality of life of children and youth with disabilities and their families.

CanChild's research mandate is broad, addressing the rehabilitation needs of children with physical, developmental and communicative disorders.