Congratulations to Caylee Pecoraro,
Staten Island University Hospital’s Incredible Kid of the Month for September 2020!
Nine-year-old Caylee Pecoraro, of Bulls Head, has been named September’s Incredible Kid of the Month. Caylee was nominated by her aunt Susan Pugliese, who said in her nomination form:
“Caylee tries to do a lot of socialization with (her cousin) Michelle as well as try to teach her new things. Michelle has autism and they are happy together. Michelle listens to Caylee. She has a heart of gold to want to try to see the best in her cousin.”
According to Mrs. Pugliese, Caylee and 19-year-old Michelle, of Great Kills, have a beautiful relationship and Caylee always goes above and beyond to make Michelle happy.
“Caylee likes to play with Michelle,” Mrs. Pugliese told Staten Island Parent. “She comes over just to play with her or do arts and crafts. During the holidays we bake with the kids together. Sometimes Michelle isn’t in the mood but Caylee will always get her to interact. Caylee thinks of ways to get Michelle to have fun.
“Caylee is actually my great niece. Her mom, Jamie, works with Michelle as a community habilitation worker and Caylee comes with her mom just so she can interact with Michelle.”
An unexpected birthday surprise, Caylee learned she was being honored as the first Incredible Kid of the Month the same day she turned nine years old.
A new child will be honored in Staten Island University Hospital’s Incredible Kids Awards each month until June 2021. To nominate a child, go to siparent.com/incredible-kids and upload a photo, then explain in detail why he or she deserves to be nominated.
Nominations for October’s Incredible Kids Awards are now open and voting begins October 16. Previous nominees may reenter for any upcoming month. Each selected honoree will be featured in an issue of Staten Island Parent and receive a $150 Amazon gift card, courtesy of Staten Island University Hospital.
Meet September’s Featured Pediatric Specialists
Staten Island University Hospital’s board-certified specialists evaluate and treat children and adolescents who exhibit a wide range of developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges.
Michele Dehnert, MD
Director, Pediatric Behavioral & Developmental
Dr. Michele Dehnert is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. She evaluates and provides treatment for children and adolescents with a wide range of developmental disabilities and behavioral difficulties. Learn more.
Saidi Clemente, MD
Pediatric Behavioral & Developmental, Neurodevelopmental
Saidi Clemente, M.D. is Director of the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. She developed a practice caring for children with a variety of Developmental Disabilities. Learn more.
Click the button above to enter your child (or the child you feel deserves to be recognized) into Staten Island’s Incredible Kids contest!