Former NFL QB Ryan Leaf freely tells his personal addiction and recovery story, the good and the bad, on Oct. 20 in Lafayette at the Courtyard by Marriott.
A panel of community leaders and experts joined Leaf to discuss how they were addressing the issues related to addiction and recovery.
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Ryan Leaf, the second overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft , visited Lafayette to share his story of drug addiction.
Last week a collaborative team from Meridian participated in an interprofessional educational event for Ball State University College of Health. Meridian staff discussed their healthcare roles in an integrated team approach to help students learn more about healthcare professions. Thank you for your participation!
Panel and Event Planning members included:
- Don Day, director of nursing-primary care
- Jessica Hamlyn, director of Meridian's Connxxions Services
- Rachel Roberts, certified community health worker
- Kathy Freeney, nurse practitioner specialist
- Jodi Simison, Muncie Meridian Health Pediatrics practice manager
- Jodie Wendel, director of primary care and dental - Jay, Wells, Wayne Co.
- Loralee Smith, Muncie MeridianMD practice manager
Register TODAY to attend Meridian's Speaker Series! Don't miss this FREE event in Muncie featuring guest speaker basketball star Chris Herren!
Horizon Convention Center
November 11 | 11 am - 1 pm
Seating is limited, don't miss out! Register here: meridianhs.org/2021-chris-herren-muncie
An extraordinary basketball player, Chris Herren was a celebrated star before graduating high school. He went on to play at Boston College and Fresno State, two seasons in the NBA – including one with his hometown team, the Boston Celtics – and seven seasons overseas before losing it all to substance use. His recovery journey has been documented in the bestselling memoir, “Basketball Junkie,” the Emmy-nominated ESPN Films documentary, “Unguarded” and in countless local, national and international stories by The New York Times, The Boston Globe and Sports Illustrated.
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2021 – Chris Herren – Muncie Meridian Health Services 2021 Speaker Series featuring Chris Herren When: Thursday, November 11 11 am – 1 pm Where: Horizon Convention Center 401 S. High St. Muncie, IN 47305 Cost: FREE DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Monday, November 1, 2021 A complimentary lunch will be pr...
Ryan Leaf spares no words when telling the brutally honest story of his life as a once celebrated top NFL draft pick, to the downward spiral to incarceration due to substance use and addiction, and ultimately to a path of rebuilding his life.
"When I walked out of prison, I had absolutely nothing. But I had hope, and I think it's what sustained me. Hope is a very powerful thing."
Watch a segment of Leaf's presentation from yesterday's Meridian Community Health Speaker Series held in Richmond, IN.