We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s HIE Help Center scholarships! The HIE Help Center offers two annual scholarships for students yearly who are committed to helping people with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), cerebral palsy (CP), and other disabilities.
Our annual scholarship for special education students seeks to award passionate students who are staunch advocates for students with special education needs. We’re pleased to announce that this year’s recipient is Sofia Y.!
Sofia is studying at the University of Colorado in Special Education for her master’s degree. She’s been an English teacher in China for three years, and her students are from 11-63 years old. Teaching has given her so much joy and sense of achievement; however, Special Education is a brand-new field to her. Her program is focused on literacy disabilities. She hopes to learn the knowledge and skills she will need in this program and become a qualified Special Education teacher in Colorado!
Watch Sofia’s winning video submission below!
Every year, our Help Center awards students doing great work in the field of physical, occupational, or speech therapy. This year, we are happy to announce that Marissa Gavioli is the recipient of this award!
About Marissa: Marissa is currently completing her doctorate in physical therapy at UW Madison and will graduate in May of 2025. After graduation, she plans to specialize in pediatrics and get certified in the Schroth Method for scoliosis. Currently, she has a special interest in working with children with cerebral palsy, scoliosis, and chronic pain.
Click on the image below to watch Marissa’s winning video submission!
The HIE Help Center is run by ABC Law Centers, a medical malpractice firm exclusively handling cases involving hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and other birth injuries. Our lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience with this type of law, and have been advocating for children with HIE and related disabilities since the firm’s inception in 1997.
We are passionate about helping families obtain the compensation necessary to cover their extensive medical bills, loss of wages (if one or both parents have to miss work in order to care for their child), assistive technology, and other necessities. We are dedicated to helping secure the future of our clients and children with birth injuries.