Interesting People—a monthly WTVP series
hosted by Ed Sutkowski—features
half-hour conversations of thoughtful dialogue with ordinary individuals who
have achieved extraordinary measures of success in the arts, business,
communications, education, science and sports.
"Thus, the task is
not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what
nobody yet has thought about that which everybody sees."
Andrew M. Morgan, M.D., Pediatric Rehab Children’s Hospital of Illinois/The Penguin Project
Andrew M. Morgan, M.D.
Penguin Project / Pediatric Rehab Children's Hospital of Illinois
Host Ed Sutkowski talks with Andrew Morgan, M.D., Founder of The Penguin Project, a project that gives children with disabilities an opportunity to participate in the performing arts.
Original Air Date(s): 12/28/2009
Andrew M. Morgan, M.D.,
Pediatric Rehab Children’s Hospital of Illinois / Penguin Project
Enter the world of Andrew Morgan, M.D., Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, and founder of The Penguin Project. From age nine, Dr. Morgan's burning desire to become a pediatric physician set in motion his course to champion children with developmental disabilities. Working closely with parents, he is dedicated to each child's success in reaching full potential as well as striving to strengthen the family unit.
A combined love of medicine, theatre and the performing arts led Dr. Morgan to create The Penguin Project. As its founder and director, he pioneered a way for disabled children to improve self-confidence, build better communication skills and expand interactions with family and friends. Through his Penguin Project activities, Dr. Morgan has lifted community theatre to new heights in awareness and audience support.
Learn more about the many facets of Andrew Morgan, what continues to drive his passion, and how The Penguin Project got its name!
[Biographical information as provided by Mr. Sutkowski]