WellesleyWeston Magazine

SUMMER 2018

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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all of us at WellesleyWeston Magazine suffered a tremendous loss in February when our beloved colleague and friend, Carol Samost, passed away. Carol was a valuable member of our team for the past eight years and contributed substantially to expanding our advertising client base to all corners of New England and beyond. Carol was hard working, thoughtful, conscientious, detail-oriented, and motivated to do her best. She was extremely attentive to the needs of her clients and cared deeply about all of them. Judging by the number of condolence letters I received from Carol's clients, the feelings were mutual. Most importantly, Carol was devoted to her husband and two grown sons. I know they will miss her dearly as I will. My heart goes out to them and Carol's extended family and friends during this incredibly sad time. As life is very precious, Wellesley resident Dr. Dennis Ausiello is doing his best to heal people facing health challenges. In "Setting the Stage for a Medical Future," you'll meet Dr. Ausiello, the former chief of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), who spent the majority of his career studying the causes and possible cures for diseases. Today, along with other doctors and scientists, he is working to create CATCH, the Center for Assessment Technology at MGH. Their fascinating work involves measuring people in different ways in order to "understand the problems before they become problems." Imagine apps to measure and motivate us to engage in healthy activities. Also, there could be implantable devices to track hormonal and other biological changes. They're even considering ways to use the family car to collect important health data. Also in this issue, we continue our series where we learn the stories of immigrant families who have settled in our area. And in "Where Gratitude and Optimism Prevail," you'll meet the incredible Elwy family. Their son, Ben, has a rare genetic disorder and has endured 37 operations during his 16 years. Ben doesn't let his physical challenges get in his way, however, and joins his parents and sisters in making the most of each and every day — whether it's traveling to cities around the world or volunteering and helping others close to home. They are inspirational role models for all of us. Now that summer is here, I hope you'll enjoy the sunnier days. B E T H F U R M A N beth @ wellesleywestonmagazine.com C A R O L Y N R O S S publisher's letter WellesleyWeston Magazine's blog is the talk of the towns with the latest event photos, calendar listings, and conversations for the people who make things happen in Wellesley and Weston. Log on today and you might see yourself in our expanded About Town and Inbox section. Post a comment by going directly to wwmblog.com or visit our website at www.wellesleywestonmagazine.com and click on About Town or wwmblog. 14 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 8

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