Caroll Spinney a.k.a. the Compassionate ‘Big Bird’
The legendary Caroll Edwin Spinney, known as the voice behind Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch characters, was the guest of honor during the 49th Philippine Pediatric Society’s Annual Convention. Mr. Spinney, a recipient of various recognitions from the Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards and National Academy of Television Arts and Science’s Lifetime Achievement Award, among others, graced the three-day affair to discuss the value of compassion in taking care of children which served as the highlight of the Yakap Campaign launched by Pediatrica, a leading brand of medicines for children. Photo shows (from l to r) Genesis C. Rivera, M.D., president of the Philippine Pediatric Society, Mr. Spinney and Laureano S. Salazar, general manager of Pediatrica.