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Heartfelt thanks to the generous sponsors of our COVID-19 response funds.

  • Anonymous (2)
  • Benjamin and Anne Bahr
  • Manju and Narindra Bewtra
  • Booth Ferris Foundation
  • The Carson Family Charitable Trust
  • Cathay Bank Foundation
  • Cigna
  • Garrett D'Alessandro and Amy Rappaport
  • Barbara Deli, M.D. and Neeraj Bewtra
  • The Edith Glick Shoolman Children's Foundation
  • Flushing Bank
  • Jeffrey Gage
  • Trudy Elbaum Gottesman and Robert Gottesman+
  • D’Arcy and Peter Green
  • Patricia and Richard Jay
  • Alexander Jesurum
  • Michael Kuharski and Allison Davi
  • Corina Larkin and Nigel Dawn
  • Anne Marie Macari
  • Marsh & McLennan Agency
  • Jennifer Milacci and Marc Scher
  • Barbara and Conner Mulvee
  • Organization Analysis & Design
  • Dave Pottruck*
  • Robin Hood+
  • Gelvina Rodriguez Stevenson
  • Gail Roseman
  • Nell Shanahan Schwartz and Adam Schwartz
  • Shames Family Foundation
  • The Melanie and Alan Stein Family
  • Sterling National Bank
  • Leo Swergold
  • Techworks Consulting, Inc.
  • The New York Community Trust
  • United Way
  • US Pacific Transport, Inc.
  • J. Sean Withrow

*Emergency Response Fund sponsor
+COVID-19 Response Fund and Emergency Response Fund Sponsor
Sponsor list in formation as of July 23

David’s Story

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David Song and Dr. Sung Min Yoon

My name is David Song, and I am 10 years old. I came to see Dr. Yoon because I was shy and did not talk to teachers and friends. I was fearful of talking to others outside of my parents and older sister at home. I was so scared that I could not say any single word when I was asked to make a presentation in front of class. I felt embarrassed. I just looked down the floor and wanted to cry. My self-esteem diminished, and I was upset every day. When my mother asked me to go to The Child Center of NY, I didn’t want to because I was uncomfortable. But my mother did not give up on me, and eventually I agreed to give it a try.
In session, Dr. Yoon asked me to say basic words. When I did well, he gave me marbles so that I could get rewarded with something special like toys or playing time. A few weeks after I started, he asked me to say “Hello” to counselors in the office and read a book aloud in the lobby. I did not want to do it, but Dr. Yoon and my mom encouraged me to. Another time, he took me to a playground and gave me a special mission to talk to kids there. Again I was shy and felt frustrated. As we practiced speaking together, slowly I was able to feel more comfortable with talking to those children.
Dr. Yoon gave me the ability to talk and helped me to feel brave enough to take on challenges. I am thankful to The Child Center of NY for his help. Since my sessions began, I have been much more confident in making friends and talking to teachers, and I now have three close friends in my class. I play with them every day. I was able to speak comfortably in front of a large group of grown-ups at a Child Center press conference – in fact, it was fun! — and I know I will become more and more relaxed with similar experiences in the future.

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