“When a birth injury happens, it just happens and you’re not prepared,” said Ilana Meyers, co-chair of the Slater Jett Meyers Foundation, based in West Nyack, NY. “The results are so severe. They require so much care, and the outlook for them is pretty grim.”
Meyers’ son, Slater Jett Meyers, died as a result of birth-related brain injuries in August, 2000, when he was eight months old. Ilana and her husband, Glenn, hope to keep his memory alive through supporting projects and initiatives for other birth-injured children.