Butterfield Residential Care Center's Butterfield Express April 2018

Butterfield EXPRESS Volume 29, Issue 4 April 2018 Butterfield Residential Care Center is an affiliate of CMH, Bolivar, Mo., 417-326-6000 Facility Location: 1120 North Butterfield, Bolivar, MO 65613, 417-326-5200 INSIDE THIS ISSUE Resident of the Month 1 Activity Photos 2 Upcoming Events 3 Residents’ Birthdays 4 New Residents 4 Discharges 4 from all of us at Butterfield Residential Care Center William Cooper, Resident of the Month Dr. William ( Bill) Cooper’s extraordinary life began March 20, 1942. It was such a cold morn- ing in Washington D.C., that when Robert Cooper, M.D., brought his wife, Carrie, roses in the hospital to commemorate their second child’s birth, they had frozen in the short distance from the car into the building. Bill’s birth also brought the congratulations of Franklin and Eleanor Roo- sevelt, who his mother was requested to sing for when the President vacationed at the “Little White House” in Georgia, where Bill’s mother’s family was from. During his childhood, annual road trips between Washington D.C. and Geor- gia, always during the month of August, were highlighted with stopping for cold Coca-Cola along the way and returning up North with anoth- er years supply of family–made jam and jelly. Bill attended school in Washington D.C. with his brother Bobby and sister Carrie. Bill’s pro- pensity for learning and artistic gifting became apparent at an early age. In the 5th grade, he wrote the music for what became the school’s anthem and still is today. As a high school junior, the administration thought it impossible for someone to get a perfect score on the SAT, so they made him take it again under privately proc- tored conditions. As far as they know, he is the only one from that school to get a perfect score twice. He enjoyed singing in the glee club and especially enjoyed chess-tournaments between he and his brother and father, often lasting days at a time. Visiting the Washington D.C. Zoo was a past time that, over the years, resulted in a friend- ship with a particular elephant that would pick Bill out of a crowd. Bill graduated from George Washington Uni- versity with a degree in Biology/Pre Medicine. After committing his life to the Lord, Bill began attending medical school in Guadalajara, Mexi- co, and later transferred to the American Univer- sity Medical School, one of the leading medical schools in the country at the time. He completed residency training in Georgia in the field of Ob- stetrics/Gynecology (OBGYN), followed by a fellowship for specialized training in Maryland. He received additional training at Kings College in Cambridge University, England, in the new field of “In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and infertility. He developed and practiced IVF in Pennsylvania and Oklahoma. Bill had sev- eral patented medical inventions used in ground-breaking embryology treatments that resulted in thousands of children being born that would not be otherwise. Bill al- ways attributed his high success rate in the field of infertility to his faith in the Lord. Bill married a traveling evangelist named Carol Cerulli. After retiring from medicine in 2000, he and Carol found the greatest joy ministering together. The cou- ple traveled full time, teaching and preach- ing in churches, schools, and conferences in over 40 nations until 2016. He is a pub- lished author, has six children and six grandchildren. His son in law, Kurt Brava- ta, M.D. works at Citizens Memorial Hos- pital. Bill moved to BRCC in 2017. We are blessed to have him in our Butterfield family. Are you a caring individual who would like to assist in caring for the elderly? Butterfield Residential Care Center has opportunities in its volunteer program. For more information, call Tammie Martin, BRCC administrator, at 417-328-6380.