To the dedicated and courageous men and women who answer the call for help from their fellow man, and to the physicians who have dedicated their careers, and their lives, to guiding and supporting them in their mission.
To my wife, Norma, whose love and intellectual support has made this project possible.
Donald Robert Cooney, MD
February 7, 1943-June 21, 2008
Celebrated professor, dutiful physician, learned scholar, loyal mentor, healer of sick and injured children, and beloved father. His absence from the world leaves a great sense of loss which is only outweighed by the grand legacy of his good acts and inspiring teaching.