Last week Amled, Phil, and I attended the Manhattan Children's Center's (MCC) Seeds Of Hope Gala at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers.
It was a beautiful evening with tasty dishes in a spacious room overlooking the Hudson River. Rain and fog obstructed the view at the start of the evening but eventually cleared to reveal captivating views of the river and skyline as boats scurried by and nighttime descended. As always, it was nice to catch up with old friends and meet new people.
The absolute highlight of the evening was bumping into a client and learning that she and her son would be featured in the evening's video. As is sometimes the case, Amled, Phil, and I hadn't met this child previously, even though our firm has been representing him for the last several years. We were filled with joy to see and hear how much he has grown and developed over his years at MCC. Following his progress through a multimedia lens in this unique setting was special, and, needless to say, quite different from our normal perspective based on progress reports and legal documents.
Watching the video, I was reminded of the beauty in the work that we do. It is an amazing feeling to observe the results of the special education supports we fight for on our clients' behalf.
Thank you to our client for her courage in sharing her experiences at the gala, and for the opportunity to represent her son and to play a role in his growth and development over the years.