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6 GEORGE EASTMAN CIRCLE knowing the funds received by Thompson through the George Eastman Circle are unrestricted to be used however they are needed most. We are blessed to have a healthcare facility of this caliber in our community said Kelly an adjunct instructor at Finger Lakes Community College. Its legacy of high- quality services has been made possible by past donations of time and money by many and if we want to continue these services and keep pace with developing medical therapies and technologies it will require additional philanthropy well into the future. As the first to designate Thompson Health as a beneficiary of their gift to the George Eastman Circle Brian and Kelly Meath have a compelling and simple motivation their son is alive healthy and thriving. The timing of his arrival couldnt have been worse. It was 3 a.m. just as the epic ice storm of March 1991 began to wreak havoc throughout the region and he was 12 weeks premature. Thank goodness for the Meaths Thompson Hospital was only 2 miles away. They were great. They did everything they could to prevent delivery and once they got her stabilized the doctors at Thompson recommended Kelly go to Strong Memorial Hospital right away said Brian now the vice president associate general counsel for Constellation Brands. It was a harrowing transport performed heroically by the Canandaigua Emergency Squad. Fallen trees telephone lines electric lines and poles were blocking roads everywhere and all roads were closed except for emergency vehicles recalled Brian who followed the ambulance to Strong. The doctors and nurses at Strong were amazing added Kelly. They managed to prevent delivery for another four days. Kyle Meath spent the first seven weeks of his life in the neonatal intensive care unit at Golisano Childrens Hospital. Today hes a fine young man 24 years old lives in Canandaigua and serves on the Ontario ARC Board of Directors Kelly said. Were forever grateful to the doctors and nurses at Thompson Hospital and Golisano Childrens Hospital for the exceptional care during that difficult time. The Meaths have shown their appreciation over the years with philanthropy and civic involvement. A former member of the Thompson Foundation Board Brian currently serves as board secretary on the Thompson Health Board of Directors and is a member of the boards for Happiness HouseFinger Lakes Cerebral Palsy and the United Way of Ontario County. Kelly serves on the Wood Library Board of Directors. The Meaths are also members of the George Eastman Circle at the University of Rochester committing to a five-year gift allocated equally among Thompson Golisano and the Simon Business School. They view their gifts as sound investments and take heart in