Political Science

Data Analysis


Jana von Stein
University of Michigan

Sophie Salmond, February 21, 2009 to February 13, 2011

My daughter, Sophie Julia Salmond, passed away in February 2011, just a few days short of her 2nd birthday.

Sophie was an amazing little girl. She endured far more than anyone should have to, but usually had a smile on her face anyhow. She lived half her life in the hospital. She underwent six cardiac surgeries and a number of other surgeries and procedures. To say I miss her something awful would be an understatement.

I will soon be updating this webpage to provide some information on Sophie's syndrome, heterotaxy. If you have a child diagnosed with this condition, please feel free to contact me. I would like to help in whatever way I can. I also plan to collect some personal thoughts here to pay tribute to Sophie.

Please consider donating to Sophie's toy fund. We created this fund in Sophie's honor to provide toys for hospitalized children.