I was working for Dr. Keener at Community East Hospital and she decided that [Safe Sitter®] should be trademarked. We started with the hospital librarian. Although the librarian did not have any idea how to get Safe Sitter® material trademarked, she set us on the right path with the paperwork that was required.
We filled out form after form and made copy after copy of the material and submitted it. The first rejection came, and disappointment followed; however, Dr. Keener would not be stopped. She had determination and dedication that would not quit! We filled out more forms, made revisions, and submitted the material again. Another rejection and suggestions to go another route were received. But no, Dr. Keener was committed to this program and the “R ball” was the goal. More revisions and submissions were completed and finally, after many months, we did receive the “R ball”! Dr. Keener had set a goal and followed it through to completion.
This is just one example of the dedication and commitment that Dr. Keener has to the children in our community and throughout the nation.