2021 – Ryan Leaf – Lafayette

2021 – Ryan Leaf – Lafayette

 Meridian Health Services 2021 Speaker Series
featuring Ryan Leaf

When: Wednesday, October 20 from 11am – 1pm
Where: Courtyard by Marriott, 150 Fairington Ave., Lafayette, IN 47905
Cost: FREE

DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Friday, October 8, 2021

A complimentary lunch will be provided by Meridian Health Services. Please note that all COVID protocols, precautions, and social distancing will be followed as determined by state and local mandates.


Presenting Sponsors:
North Central Health Services and River Bend Hospital

Ryan Leaf – Lafayette 2021 Speaker Series

Ryan Leaf—The Struggle with Addiction and Mental Illness

Former NFL player Ryan Leaf will share his poignant and brutally honest personal story as part of Meridian’s Community Health Speaker Series. Leaf, selected as the second overall pick in the 1998 NFL draft after Peyton Manning, had a career full of expectations he didn’t live up to. That failure, coupled with his inability to live life on life’s terms, led to drug addiction and landed him in a prison cell—both physically and emotionally. Leaf has since become a symbol of peace and inspiration for those who struggle with substance use and mental illness.

Following Leaf’s presentation, a panel comprised of community leaders and officials will take place allowing for a discussion of issues related to substance use, recovery, and ideas for local solutions.

Moderator and Panelists for this event:


Michael BuddUnited Way of Greater Lafayette and Tippecanoe County


Sean PersinTippecanoe County Circuit Court Judge
Chris CampbellDistrict 26 State Representative
Troy HarrisWest Lafayette Chief of Police
Jim StoneWoofboom Radio
Cheri PruittTippecanoe Adult Probation Officer
Allison MinerMeridian Health Services Home With Hope

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