2016 Events

Event Information:

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016

    Yes, You Can: Resilience in the Face of Adversity

    1:00 pmAssociation for Mental Health and Wellness, 939 Johnson Ave, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

    silo-logoCo-sponsored by the Association for Mental Health and Wellness (MHAW) and Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO).
    Contact: Anne Marie Montijo, Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives, MHAW
    Info: 631-471-7242 x1432 | amontijo@mhaw.org
    Brooke Ellison became a quadriplegic after she was struck by a car as a seventh-grader. In 2002, her inspirational life story was published in "Miracles Happen: One Mother, One Daughter, One Journey." Her life accomplishments -- which include earning a bachelors and master's degree from Harvard University, a PhD from SUNY Stony Brook, and running for New York State Senate -- have been an inspiration to many. A 2004 television film was directed by fellow quadriplegic Christopher Reeve, star of Superman. In 2009, Ellison teamed up with director James Siegel to create the winning documentary "Hope Deferred," which aims to educate the general public about embryonic stem cell research.