Amazing Kids, Amazing Moms

Amazing Kids, Amazing Moms

In a touching Mother’s Day feature, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review introduced five special mother/child relationships, including that of Children’s Institute patrons Cathy and Francis Mangino. The article highlighted the extra challenges these mothers have overcome as parents of children with special needs.

After sustaining a traumatic brain injury in 2011, Francis was an inpatient at The Children’s Institute. He now continues rehabilitation as an outpatient, and is a student at The Day School. Although Cathy won’t take credit for Francis’s remarkable recovery and continued progress, Francis certainly thinks she has had something to do with it. When asked how he would rate her work as his mom, he said, “Perfect.”


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