The family of Maggie Tai Tucker, one of the founders of Olivia’s Place, has endowed a therapy room at Olivia’s Place in Shanghai. The family chose to name the room in honor of their friend, Meg Fels, who passed away unexpectedly in 2011. Meg took a great interest in the community work being done by staff at Olivia’s Place, in particular the Linyi pillow project. The family’s financial donation to Olivia’s Foundation provided ongoing therapy services for a number of children in Shanghai who could not otherwise access therapy.
Meg was a cancer survivor who counseled and was very inspirational to others and she was dedicated to teaching young people, especially girls interested in STEM (She herself was a physicist and professor). She loved to play with her grandkids and other children in her life, and was well known for her ability to design train layouts that used up every piece of Thomas track in one closed system. Maggie Tai Tucker said of the endowment, “It just seemed like a nice idea to commemorate her life and work by naming a room after her, especially a room where kids would be both playing and learning.” Olivia’s Place is honored to have a room dedicated in the memory of such a caring and compassionate person.
Inquiries about Olivia’s Foundation and how you can help increase the quality and accessibility of therapy for children in China can be directed to Foundation.