Pat Dean has devoted her adult life and career to being a Champion for Children. She becomes “extended family” to the children she has helped. Every time you go to 3 south and you see Pat with one of her patients you can tell that she becomes their guardian angel and their trusted friend. She remains at their side as they endure frightening, lengthy and sometimes painful procedures. She is very down-to-earth; intelligent and educated, yet with an abundance of common sense and sense of humor. She treats her patients as regular kids—not as “children with disabilities” to be pitied, or overprotected. And, she makes sure others in the child’s life do the same. She takes the time and effort to educate family members, medical professionals, educators, school children about epilepsy. She not only provides epilepsy facts and first-aid education, but dispels the myths, stigma and fears that surround this neurological disorder.