the torch Summer 2015, Issue 2 - Page 18

G I F T P L A N N I N G BPSS luncheon highlights CCI collaboration The sixth annual Boone Powell Sr. Society luncheon, held in April, provided an opportunity for Baylor Health Care System Foundation to express gratitude and honor the more than 200 members of the society. The Boone Powell Sr. Society recognizes individuals who have left legacies in support of programs and initiatives at Baylor Health Care System, funding Baylor’s mission beyond their lifetimes. The luncheon program highlighted the collaboration between Baylor Scott & White Health and Canine Companions for Independence®, which provides highly trained assistance dogs to children and adults with disabilities. Special guest, Adam O’Day, 14, brought his “best friend” and Canine Companions service dog, Tyler, and his parents, Mike and Anna, along with siblings, Rachel, 16, and Zac, 11, to share their story. Adam was diagnosed with autism when he was fi