We are thrilled to announce that, following a nomination by Mr. Monte Kwinter MPP, Dr. Nehama Baum was awarded with a Diamond Jubliee Medal in a special ceremony at Queen's Park yesterday.
The Diamond Jubliee Medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th Anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne as the Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubliee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.
Dr. Nehama Baum standing beside a picture of Her Majesty the Queen, shortly after receiving her Diamond Jubilee Medal
Mr. Monte Kwinter MPP and Dr. Nehama Baum
Dr. Baum showing her son Muki her Diamond Jubilee Medal
Dr. Nehama Baum has dedicated much of her life to transforming the lives of children and adults with complex disabilities and their families. Since her son Michael "Muki" Baum was born in 1959 with Cerebral Palsy and deafness, Dr. Baum's life mission began; her son would be given every opportunity life has to offer, and so will other families in her path.
Since creating MukiBaum Treatment Centres in 1979, thousands of individuals have been supported by the Multi-Focal Approach, developed by Dr. Baum, and the innovative therapy offered by MukiBaum.
Dr. Baum was the Executive Director of MukiBaum Treatment Centres until November 2011, when she stepped down to become the President & CEO of the MukiBaum Foundation. Based on more than 33 years of MukiBaum's success in serving families of children who have dual diagnosis, the Foundation emerged in order to expand our reach into the community at large, ensuring that society is accessible in every sense of the word.
Needless to say, we are all very proud of Dr. Baum for receiving this well deserved honour.