Mark Leonard at Western State School and Hospital
Mark Leonard was a young resident of Western State School and Hospital. His parents wrote superindendent Robert Hilter on December 23rd, 1973 expressing grave concern over their son's health problems. While Mark had occasionally suffered seizures in the past, the number of seizures, and their seriousness had both dramatically increased since he started living at Western State School and Hospital. They were rarely informed when these seizures happened, and if they were it was often long after they had happened, after questioning the school. Along with a response from Robert Hiltern, the Leonards also recieved a letter from Daniel Torisky, another parent of a state school resident.