From the Author
Ruby was born there in 1977; eighteen years later, she would bere-born there once again. Ruby's accident has taught us to give thanks, for the big and small, the important and the inconsequential. It isimpossible to give thanks without thanking Mt. Sinai first; they comefirst; they will always come first. Dr. Steven Flanagan, who was theMedical Director of Mt. Sinai Hospital's Brain Injury RehabilitationUnit and Ruby's physician throughout her rehabilitation, is now Chairman of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University's School of Medicine. Since to my family, Dr. Flanagan is synonymous with success, we willcontinue to support both Mt. Sinai Hospital's and Rusk Institute'sTraumatic Brain Injury Units.