Cheri Florance

Dr Cheri Florance said "I spent my whole life preparing to be Whitney's mum". Before Whitney's birth, she had completed two PhDs in speech and hearing. She was director of Ohio State University Speech and Hearing Clinic, where she had established a Communication Disorders Institute. She now runs Dr Florance's Communication Group, a medical organisation which seeks to train people with communication problems, using many of the techniques Dr Florance pioneered with her son Whitney.