It is with gratitude and sadness that we share the passing of Dr. Thomas Forrest, who co-founded RIE with Magda Gerber. He died in his home on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Tom was a Pediatric Neurologist. He was introduced to Magda Gerber by a mutual friend, Ann Davidson, who worked with him at the Children’s Health Council (CHC) in Palo Alto. Tom and Magda became good friends and later worked together in the Demonstration Infant Project (DIP) prior to co-founding Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE). In his final days, Tom was surrounded by his kids, grandkids and his wife of 65 years, and he had the opportunity to say goodbye and wish them happiness in their lives.
In a letter to Dr. Forrest’s family, Magda’s son Bence wrote: “I consider myself very lucky to have known your Dad and to have benefited from his wisdom over the last 45 years. Your dad's work in collaboration with my mom has helped millions of mothers and babies.”