Some stars are fixed in the heavens, their light ever visible at a single point. And then there are shooting stars, which trace a swift and graceful arc across the sky, but once and briefly, their brilliance lingering in the mind’s eye. We wish on shooting stars.
Throughout the eighteen months of his life, Paiten J. Meyers-Brogan was embraced by the love of his parents, Amanda Meyers and Michael Brogan, their extended family, and an ever-widening circle of friends. Paiten was stricken with hydranencephaly, a rare and ultimately fatal neurological condition.
Paiten lost his life in February, 2006. In his memory, the Meyers and Brogan families created the Paiten J. Meyers-Brogan Scholarship Fund to benefit Daemen College students who have a physical disability.
The 2012/2013 scholarship recipient is Kaylin Corbran, a sophomore social work major. Kaylin has a diagnosis of cerebral palsy and walks with the aid of an assistive device. She has shown truly remarkable perseverance and spirit in the face of physical disability and significant personal and family challenges. Kaylin is a full-time student with a 3.80 G.P.A.