by: Emmelie Pickett
It hardly seems possible that today marks two years since we lost Dr. Karyn Purvis, our beloved founder and Director. We remember Dr. Purvis with tears and smiles. Tears for the incredible person we dearly miss, and smiles for the supreme joy we have of carrying her work forward. What a gift she was to all of us, her colleagues at the Institute, which now bears her name.
While she is no longer here physically, her spirit is very much present in our work here at the Institute and in the work of like-minded individuals who are using TBRI® around the world.
We see her vision in the leadership of Dr. David Cross, who leads our Institute as Rees-Jones Director.
We see her selflessness in parents we meet who are caring for children from hard places.
We see her optimism in our Child Development undergraduate students who dream of changing the world for children.
As we remember Dr. Purvis today, we’ve created these printable cards of some of our favorite “Karynisms” (as Dr. Cross calls them). We invite you to download and print these cards to use as reminders to connect with the children in your life.
We’re so grateful for Dr. Purvis’s life and legacy and for the opportunity to continue her work.