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Orlando Attorney Tony Sos Appointed Chairman of UCP Central Florida’s Board Of Directors

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DWKMRS partner Tony Sos has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors at United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida. The position is a 2-year commitment, which began on July 1, 2016. As Chairman, Sos will lead the all-volunteer Board of Directors in providing fiduciary and legal oversight of the organization while promoting its services and raising awareness.

“I am looking forward to a great term with UCP. The schools provide vital support for parents and students of all different abilities in myriad ways. I see it as my job and the Board’s job to help ensure that the support and unique services offered continue to meet the needs of the families in the schools,” said Sos.

Sos has been active with UCP for over 6 years, serving on the Board of Directors and helping to fundraise for the organization.

“I was hooked early on. As soon as I saw how kids of all different abilities interacted and learned from one another, I was in. It really moved me to see kids learning together and from one another like that,” noted Sos.

UCP of Central Florida is a tuition-free public charter school. The school is a resource for families, children, the medical community, and referral agencies in Central Florida, providing support, education and therapy services in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties. UCP operates seven campus locations for children with disabilities and developmental delays, including cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, autism, spina bifida, and speech and hearing delays.

“Tony will be a great asset to our Board of Directors. His experience as an advocate for children and families makes him particularly well-suited to the role of Chairman of the Board. I have no doubt his deep concern for the students’ well-being will be first and foremost in his decision-making,” noted Dr. Ilene Wilkins, President/Chief Executive Officer of UCP.

UCP relies on the skills and services of volunteers to make a difference in their schools and communities. They have volunteer openings for students, individuals, and local businesses that want to make a difference in the lives of UCP’s students and their families.

25th Annual YLS Charity Golf Tournament

The attorneys at Dellecker Wilson King McKenna Ruffier and Sos regularly participate in charity fundraisers to help support some of the most important and necessary organizations in our community.

A few weeks ago the Orange County Bar Association had its 25th Annual YLS Charity Golf Tournament at Hawk’s Landing Golf Club. It was a great day, and we hope you can join us next year!

DWKMRS partner Doug Martin and associate Bill Tonelli participated in the tournament to raise money for scholarships, The Backpack Project, Inc. and Seniors First.

The Young Lawyers Section (YLS) awards The YLS Scholarship, a four (4) year college scholarship, to an Orange County High School graduate or GED recipient in need of financial aid. The YLS also participates in The Backpack Project and provides needed school supplies to the students of Rock Lake Elementary School. Rock Lake is one of Central Florida’s most economically disadvantaged schools.


Through the golf tournament, YLS also supports Seniors First in providing “homebound” seniors with nutritious meals. 1 in 6 seniors may not know where their next meal will come from. Seniors First offers two meal options to help older adults get the nutrition they need. These programs, Meals on Wheels and Neighborhood Lunch, provide seniors with nourished lives and a connection within their own neighborhood.

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National Burn Awareness Week

February 1st through 7th is National Burn Awareness Week.  Take some time this week as a family to learn how to care for a burn and more importantly how to prevent a burn from occurring in the first place. February 1st through 7th, 2016, is National Burn Awareness Week.  Take some time this week as a family to learn how to care for a burn and more importantly how to prevent a burn from occurring in the first place. Our website contains several burn awareness resources that will educate you and your family. Unfortunately, children are often the victims of a burn injury.  If you are a teacher or parent of a young child, we highly encourage you to visit our resource page and clink on the Shriner’s Burn Awareness link.  Here you can find activity booklets for children that help educate young ones on this important issue.  These activity books contain numerous safety tips and activities that you can do with children. If your child likes to learn and play on the computer, introduce them to “Sparky the Dog” by clicking resources page.  Sparky the Dog a great interactive game that will educate your child on important fire safety procedures. As personal injury attornies here in Central Florida, we've represented several children and adults who have been badly burned.  It is our experience with these victims and families that compels us to share this information.  On behalf of our entire staff here at Dellecker Wilson King McKenn Ruffier & Sos, I want to thank you for visiting our site.  Stay Safe and thank you for celebrating Burn Awareness...

Gas Cans Pose Severe Burn Injury Risk

Common red plastic gas cans typically do not feature flame arresters, which are designed to disrupt flames. As a result, these plastic gas cans may explode under certain conditions. Gas can users may be subject to severe burn injuries from these gas can explosions. Learn more about the burn injury risk associated with plastic gas cans. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, at least 11 deaths and 1,200 emergency room injuries were caused by gas can explosions since 1998. Each of these reports involved explosions while gasoline was being poured from a red, plastic gasoline container. Despite the explosion and burn injury risk associated with plastic gas cans, roughly 100 million are in circulation around the United States. Gas Can Flashback Explosions The type of explosion occurring within these gas cans is known as a “flashback explosion.” These explosions occur under specific chemical conditions. Scientific testing conducted at the combustion lab at Worcester Polytechnic Institute confirms the flashback explosion theory. How a Flashback Works During a flashback explosion, gas vapor escapes a can containing a small amount of gasoline. If this escaped gas comes in contact with a spark or flame, it can ignite. After the initial ignition, the gas can “flash back” into the can. If the gas inside the can is composed of a certain concentration, it can ignite as well. This can lead to a flame explosion with potentially catastrophic results. Gas Can Explosion Injuries In 2010, Robert Jacoby suffered severe gas can explosion burns on more than 75 percent of his body. He accrued $1.5 million in medical costs after four months of burn...

Delay in Jeep Recall for Burn Injury Risk

In June 2013, several models of Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Liberty vehicles were recalled due to an increased risk of fire and subsequent burn injury. However, debates over the execution of the recall have caused a delay. Read more about the Jeep recall, the affected vehicles, and the risks of fire and burn injury that have been identified.

Klever Kids Pajamas Recalled for Burn Injury Risk

Select Klever Kids pajamas have been recalled due to failure to meet federal flammability standards. As a result, the pajamas post an increased risk of catching fire and subsequently causing burn injuries. The recalled pajamas and nightgowns include 3 pajama sets made for both boys and girls. Consumers are urged to remove the pajamas from children's reach and return them to Klever Kids immediately for a full refund.

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