Sports Rehabilitation and the Human Spirit: How the Landmark Program at the Lakeshore Foundation Rebuilds Bodies and Restores Lives

Sports Rehabilitation and the Human Spirit: How the Landmark Program at the Lakeshore Foundation Rebuilds Bodies and Restores Lives

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781588382962
Publisher: NewSouth, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/28/2013
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Anita Smith, a former medical editor of the Birmingham News, operates a writing business in Birmingham, Alabama.

Randall Williams is an Alabama-based writer, editor, and book publisher.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part I The Journey of Michael Stephens

1 Fateful Sunday 3

2 Grim Reality 6

3 Bucking the Rehab System 14

4 Walking, Against All Odds 20

5 At a Career Crossroads 24

6 Surprising Paths 30

Part II Lakeshore and Michael Stephens Intersect

7 From TB Sanatorium to Rehabilitation Complex 41

8 A Reluctant Arrival Takes Charge 49

9 Of Sandwiches and Senators 59

10 'Don't Mess with My People' 69

11 The Power of Sports and Recreation 79

12 Refining the Vision 90

Part III Lakeshore Hospital Spreading its Wings

13 A Governor's Empathy Births a Recreation Center 99

14 Bart and His Heroes 108

15 Riding the Momentum 116

16 In the Competitive Arena 126

17 Roots of a Company and a Foundation 131

Part IV Reaching Out to Serve the Children

18 Response to a 'Yearning' 135

19 Kevin Orr, Role Model and Mentor for Kids 144

20 Making a Difference for Each Child 157

Part V Lakeshore Hospital Inspires Relife

21 Creating a Successful Rehabilitation System 163

22 A Merger for ReLife 172

Part VI Milestones for Lakeshore Foundation

23 Giant Leaps for Lakeshore Foundation 179

24 Jeff Underwood Takes on a Leadership Role 183

25 A New Building 198

26 The Road to the Olympic Rings 208

Part VII The 'People Network' of Lakeshore Foundation

27 The Cornfield 229

28 Joe Ray 233

29 Bob Lujano 245

30 The Rightmyer Family 264

31 Exceptional Staff Members 279

32 Snapshots of Clients 297

33 Battle on the Homefront 312

Epilogue: Looking in the Mirror Michael E. Stephens 321

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