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Kimberly Amato

Kimberly is a physical therapist and proud mom of 3.  She has been raising awareness about furniture tip-overs since a dresser tip-over took the life of her 3-year-old twin daughter Meghan on December 18th, 2004, while the rest of their family slept.  She was a pioneer in advocacy, first advocating for a strong and mandatory safety standard for dressers and other clothing storage furniture in 2005 both in Congress and with the CPSC.  Kim was one of the CPSC's Anchor It! moms in the program's kick off campaign PSA in 2015, and remains an integral part of the program as PAT's voice as a campaign collaborator.  In 2014, she wrote the book she wished someone handed her the day her daughter died, in the hopes it would help other families who have walked the impossible road after a child dies.  Kimberly lives in Sterling, MA with her husband and their 3 feline fur babies.  Their boys are now grown and fly in and out of the nest. When she's not advocating like a mother, or helping others to get the care they need in her day job, you'll find her playing board games with her family, ballroom dancing with her husband, or nibbling on dark chocolate.