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September 21, 1994 | By BETTIJANE LEVINE, Times Staff Writer
Jeffrey was 2 weeks old when he was adopted, 2 years old when he was found to have muscular dystrophy and other disabilities, 7 when he went into a wheelchair and 16 when he died, in 1980. The numbers tell nothing of the joy and fulfillment Jeffrey brought into his adoptive mother's life--or the love and sense of worth she brought to his. The richness of their time together survives in the Jeffrey Foundation, a day-care center founded and named by Alyce Morris to honor her son.
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September 4, 1996 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although there are people who are born crusaders and devote their lives to a cause, Alyce Morris, 66, makes it quite clear that she wasn't one of them. Instead, a crusade was thrust upon her almost 30 years ago, when the former actress and model's 2-year-old son was making no progress toward walking or speaking.
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March 8, 1992 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Royal likes do the things that every other 6-year-old likes to do. "I want to play kick ball," he says. But interaction with other children has been difficult for Royal. He suffers from a seizure disorder, and in order to protect himself from possible injury he must wear a scuffed white hockey helmet each day. Children can be cruel, and Royal was reluctant to subject himself to the taunts of others.
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September 21, 1994 | By BETTIJANE LEVINE, Times Staff Writer
Jeffrey was 2 weeks old when he was adopted, 2 years old when he was found to have muscular dystrophy and other disabilities, 7 when he went into a wheelchair and 16 when he died, in 1980. The numbers tell nothing of the joy and fulfillment Jeffrey brought into his adoptive mother's life--or the love and sense of worth she brought to his. The richness of their time together survives in the Jeffrey Foundation, a day-care center founded and named by Alyce Morris to honor her son.
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September 4, 1996 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although there are people who are born crusaders and devote their lives to a cause, Alyce Morris, 66, makes it quite clear that she wasn't one of them. Instead, a crusade was thrust upon her almost 30 years ago, when the former actress and model's 2-year-old son was making no progress toward walking or speaking.
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February 28, 2004
A memorial service for philanthropist and civic leader Sybil Brand will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. March 14 at the Jeffrey Foundation children's center, 5470 W. Washington Blvd., Los Angeles. The Jeffrey Foundation, which offers child care and counseling for special-needs children and families, was one of Brand's favorite charities. Brand died Feb. 17. She was 104.
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April 20, 1986
The Jeffrey Foundation will honor Sybil Brand at a birthday luncheon at 11 a.m. May 8 at the Century Plaza, 2025 Avenue of the Stars, Century City. "This Is Your Life, Sybil Brand" will be filmed with Debbie Maffett and Bob Seagren of television's "P.M. Magazine" as hosts. Several celebrities are expected to attend. A silent auction and fashion show will feature celebrity models. Tickets are $50 each. Reservations can be made by calling (213) 479-0929.
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February 19, 2004 | Dennis McLellan and Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writers
Sybil Brand, the philanthropist and civic leader for whom the new Los Angeles County jail for women was named in the early 1960s in recognition of her extensive efforts to improve conditions for imprisoned women, has died. She was believed to have been 104. Brand, who once was characterized in The Times as "a curious mix of soft-hearted generosity and stubborn determination," died Tuesday of natural causes at her home in Beverly Hills.
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April 26, 1993 | Compiled for the Times by TRIN YARBOROUGH
The non-profit Jeffrey Foundation provides a rare combination of full-range day care and family social services for multi-handicapped children in Los Angeles. The foundation's philosophy, as quoted in its mission statement: "Handicapped children have the same basic needs, desires and rights that all children have, and are entitled to the same opportunities for recreation and education." Children at Jeffrey may be unable to speak, see, walk or feed themselves.
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January 2, 1997
Diane Betty Abramson, 86, dress designer and philanthropist. Wearing one of her own hand-knit designs to a dinner party, Abramson was asked to re-create it for a retail store. It sold immediately and orders soon poured in, prompting her to open stores in Beverly Hills and Palm Springs. As her fame spread, her designs were modeled by actresses Elizabeth Taylor, Betty Grable, Debbie Reynolds and Mitzi Gaynor.
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March 8, 1992 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Royal likes do the things that every other 6-year-old likes to do. "I want to play kick ball," he says. But interaction with other children has been difficult for Royal. He suffers from a seizure disorder, and in order to protect himself from possible injury he must wear a scuffed white hockey helmet each day. Children can be cruel, and Royal was reluctant to subject himself to the taunts of others.
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November 28, 1993 | JAKE DOHERTY
Alyce Morris, founder and executive director of a nonprofit foundation that provides day care, education and social services for disabled children and their families, has received the 1993 Los Angeles Kool Achiever Award. Sponsored by the Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp., the award recognizes people who work to improve the quality of life in urban America. The corporation will donate $5,000 to the Jeffrey Foundation in Morris' name.
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February 27, 1986
The state has allocated $294,001 to four Westside agencies to establish child-care services for latchkey children left unsupervised while their parents work. The money, part of $16 million allocated by the Legislature for day-care facilities throughout the state, will be disbursed by the California Department of Education, Child Development Division. The Westside agencies approved for funding are the Neighborhood Youth Assn.
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