April 3, 2012 by Caroline
Presenting: Jan T.
Topic: Growing Beyond Ourselves
Saturday, May 19 | 8:00 p.m. | Project Turnabout Gymnasium
Compelling and compassionate quadruple amputee speaks of determination and courage through her life-changing journey. Through her moving words, she is making a difference for others.
In 1989, Jan was stricken with pneumococcal pneumonia. First she started experiencing flu-like symptoms, but knew it was more serious when her fingers began to ache and the pain began to move through her body. She was taken via helicopter to Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis where she was put on full life support. Her family was told that she would not survive. She was in a deep coma for one week. Due to lack of blood circulation, her limbs developed gangrene and needed to be amputated. Throughout the ordeal, Jan never considered giving up. The first eight months of 1990 were spent at Sister Kenny Institute where she learned how to use her prosthetic arms and legs. When she returned to Willmar, she continued her rehabilitation at Rice Hospital as an outpatient. Jan was a music teacher at the Willmar Community Christian School before her life-changing illness. She continued teaching music for two years, but since she was unable to play the piano, trumpet and guitar with prosthetics, she decided to return to college and earn a degree in speech communications. Jan also became an ordained minister for interdenominational churches.
Quarterly speaker events are sponsored and hosted by Project Turnabout, Granite Falls, MN. Everyone interested in, living in, or supporting recovery is invited to attend. This is a free event open to the community. Please park in back parking lot. Refreshments will be served.
February 7, 2012 by Caroline
The Difference Of Recovery
Presenter: Jeff D.
Saturday, Feb. 25 | 8 p.m.
Project Turnabout Gymnasium
660 – 18th St., Granite Falls, MN 56241
Active in his recovery, presenter Jeff D. seeks to motivationally share his message of “the difference of recovery.”
“If you want a different life, to be different and feel different you will need to DO DIFFERENT,” he said. “Getting sober is easy, it’s staying sober that means things need to be different.”
Jeff has been in recovery for 25 months and for a majority of the past five years. He chose to personally consider the use of pain medications after a surgery as a relapse and has started a new sober date since.
“What we don’t value we will lose,” he said. “We need to get to a place where we value being sober and are willing to safeguard our sobriety. This place is called RECOVERY.”
“Treatment is easy…it’s the transition to life outside where we make it or fail. There is no wishing the disease away. This is a program of action…much of it small, deliberate choices. Everything we do, every choice we make has some kind of price attached to it…know the price.”
Quarterly speaker events are sponsored by Project Turnabout. Everyone interested in, living in, or supporting recovery is invited to attend. This is a free event open to the community. Please park in back parking lot. Refreshments will be served.
November 19, 2011 by Caroline
Do to inclimate weather and driving conditions, tonight’s Quarterly Speaker Event is postponed.
An open recovery meeting will still be held at the Granite Falls campus.
We apologize for any inconveniences, but feel that cancelling the event would be safest for all involved.
Presenter Jeff D. will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
Please contact email@example.com with further questions or concerns.
Thank you & Happy Thanksgiving.
November 17, 2010 by Vivid Image
Please join us for Project Turnabout’s Women’s Luncheon and Quarterly Speaker, this Saturday, November 20th.
The Women’s Luncheon will feature Janet M., who will be speaking on the topic “A Second Chance.” The luncheon begins with lunch at 11:30am in Project Turnabout’s gymnasium and is followed by the speaker at 12:15pm in the Education Room. Park in the staff parking lot and enter through the back doors. Please RSVP by Thursday, November 18th by calling 1-800-862-1453.
The Quarterly Speaker meeting will be held in Project Turnabout’s gymnasium at 8:00pm. Mike Schiks, Project Turnabout’s Executive Director/CEO will be speaking on the topic of “Life Lessons Learned Over Time In Recovery.” Please park in the staff parking lot and enter through the back doors. Refreshements will be provided. No RSVP necessary.
All people in recovery, interested in recovery, their family members, or anyone who feels they could benefit from these meetings are welcome to attend. (Women only for the Women’s Luncheons please.) Both events are provided free of charge by Project Turnabout.