The Legacy Foundation’s grant to the Children’s Hospital Foundation helped provide the funding needed to purchase a special electronic device called a lightwriter. A lightwriter is a special communication device used by speech pathologists. It acts as a computer and speech synthesizer that speaks the words typed by the children. These children may have experienced speech loss from a long-standing problem, or from a recent injury or surgery. When a child is suddenly unable to communicate, it can be a very traumatic experience. The lightwriter allows them to openly communicate with their family, and medical caregivers, thus alleviating stress and anxiety. For more information on the Children’s Hospital Foundation, please go to www.chop.edu.