"I will be amazing."
More than a decade ago, Christopher Wolfendale told the world, "I will be amazing." He was featured in several commercials and on billboards for The Children's Institute in the 1990s. Christopher was born with severe brain damage and other medical problems that led doctors to caution that he might not live, much less walk and talk. Christopher proved them wrong. His mother, Kim, sought treatment from the specialist and therapists at The Children's Institute. Now, in his mid-20s, Christopher holds a clerical job at a Mercy Behavioral Health office in McCandless. "The fact that he gets up every morning, goes off to work, gets a paycheck every month - to me, that's huge," says Kim. "Who would have ever thought? I believed in him, and The Children's Institute believed in him."