Carousel-Give-Kids-The-World-Village Although the GKTW Village is closed, the need for support continues. (Photo: P.Harman, PropertyCasualty360)

Having to postpone the Annual Workers' Compensation Conference after more than 30 years of sponsorship by the Workers' Compensation Institute (WCI) was traumatic enough. But dealing with the closure of Give Kids the World (GKTW) because of the pandemic was quite another experience. GKTW was understandably forced to close its doors for fear of possibly exposing the most vulnerable children with life-threatening illnesses to the COVID-19 virus. The personal experience of the workers' compensation community in not being able to interact with the children and their families was an extreme disappointment for all. In retrospect, however, something really special resulted in our not being able to support GKTW in a way that we were accustomed to doing, something that no one expected.

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