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childhood, so it feels good to stay connected to them." The Robsons: To America, Fondly One of the most memorable early experi- ences for Simon and Caroline Robson after coming to America took place shortly after they arrived in Boston from South Africa. "I was expecting my second child, and Simon's research colleagues at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital threw me a baby shower," says Caroline, who today is vice chair of oper- ations in the radiology department and a neu- roradiologist at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH). "We scarcely knew one another! The support and level of immense emotional and material generosity of Americans was and remains like nothing like we've experienced anywhere else in the world," she enthuses. The couple had left South Africa during the early 1990s — a period of intense civil unrest and apartheid. What was planned as two years of research abroad for Simon unexpectedly parlayed into 25 successful years for both phy- sicians in the U.S. Back in 1993, Simon had a choice to conduct his post-doctoral research in several U.S. cities. "We chose Boston because we had friends and academic contacts here, and it seemed the best place from which to travel back to South Africa and Europe," he says. Today, the Weston residents have become firmly established in the U.S. medical com- munity. Dr. Simon Robson has served as Chief 81 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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