The 2009 Possibilities Luncheon was held Wednesday, February 25th at 11:30 a.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center. The event was a huge success, with over 500 people in attendance!
Scott Burrows, the featured speaker, did an outstanding job and truly touched the hearts of those in attendance. His emotional account of turning his personal tragedy into triumph inspired the audience to dream and achieve personal goals.
Scott is a wonderful example that it is possible to live an active and meaningful life after a disability.
Siskin Hospital celebrates Scott's achievements and strives to provide our patients with the best care possible, while encouraging them to return to an active and fulfilling life after a disability.
Siskin Hospital would like to thank all those who have supported Possibilities. Without the community's support, we would not be able to provide care to those in need.
We sincerely appreciate those who help patients and their family members receive much needed rehabilitative care.
Please visit the Ways To Give page to make a donation and continue helping Siskin Hospital achieve our mission of being Caring People. Changing Lives.
Your donations make a difference in the lives of our patients and our community!
At the age of 19, Scott Burrows was living his dream of playing football for Bobby Bowden at Florida State University. He was also ranked number one in the state of Florida's Light-Heavy Weight Kick Boxing Division, when tragedy struck...
A single car accident left Scott paralyzed from the chest down, classifying him as a quadriplegic and instantly changing his life. Scott's life had taken an unforeseen turn and his dreams were shattered, as this multi-talented athlete was now confined to a wheelchair.
While in recovery, Scott realized he had two choices in life: he could take control of his life or let life take control of him. From that moment forward, he determined that his disability would not define him. Rather than being sidelined in the game of life, he worked hard to accomplish his goals.
Scott now uses his own success formula of Vision, Mindset and Grit to maximize untapped potential and excel in any challenge he faces. He is an international business owner, wheelchair athlete, author, and renowned professional and motivational speaker. He challenges himself with golf, full-contact wheelchair rugby, wheelchair marathons, skiing, scuba diving, and parasailing.
The fear of being a quadriplegic could have ended his dreams, but Scott refused to be sidelined and decided instead to Play Up the Possibilities!
The Possibilities Luncheon will also feature personal accounts of how individuals have overcome their disabilities to accomplish amazing things. There will be a very special patient video with heartwarming footage of Siskin Hospital patients who have a miraculous recovery story to share. Love, courage, and perseverance helped each person turn tragedy into triumph, as they discovered that life is full of possibilities.
A dedicated Steering Committee is working with Siskin Hospital employees to help coordinate the luncheon. Siskin Hospital is very excited to have Michael and Paige Mathis as the 2009 Steering Committee Co-Chairs. The Possibilities Luncheon is Siskin Hospital's largest community-wide fundraising event, with proceeds helping to provide needed services for patients without adequate insurance to cover the cost of their care.
Siskin Hospital would like to thank Unum for their continued support as the Primary Sponsor of the Possibilities Luncheon for six years, as well as WRCB-TV Channel 3 for their continued support as the Media Sponsor.
"It's never losing site of the common goal that can help us make the improbable a little more probable." - Scott Burrows
Siskin Hospital would also like to thank and recognize these additional sponsors. Their support is truly valued and helps ensure the success of the Possibilities Luncheon, as well as the recovery of our patients who need help in paying for their rehabilitative care.
Honorary Table Sponsorships
|Feature Patient Honorary Table||WSMC Classical Radio 90.5FM||In Honor of Megan Morris|
|Former Patient Honorary Table||Regions Bank||In Honor of Trent Creswell & Laura Brown|
|Former Patient Honorary Table||Drs. Vic & Liz Kennedy Thomas||In Honor of Jordan Thomas|
Crystal Table Sponsors
|BlueCross BlueShield of TN||Robert P. Main||Robert & Pris Siskin|
|Claire Siskin Binder||Helen Pregulman||Siskin Steel & Supply|
|Nancy Jolley||Russ Blakely & Assoc.||WRCB-TV 3/ ST Productions|
|Lawrence & Anita Levine||Service Electric Company||Jo Ann Yates|
Patron Table Sponsors
|AT&T||Decosimo & Company||Sharon Mills|
|Ace Hardware||Erlanger Health System||Donna Mize|
|Alexian Village of Tennessee||Gearhiser, Peters, Lockaby, Cavett & Elliott, PLLC||Morgan Keegan Trust Company|
|Maxine Alper & Debby Alper/
Margie Bevil & Libby Dyer
|GenTech Construction||Service Electric Company|
|Amelia Allen/ M.J. Levine||Hair Benders Internationale||Siskin Children's Institute|
|Blood Assurance||Lattimore, Black, Morgan & Cain, PC||Siskin Spine & Rehab Clinic|
|Dr. & Mrs. John Boxell||Lawson Electric Company||U.S. Xpress|
|Chattanooga Coca Cola Bottling Company||Memorial Health Care System||University of Tennessee at Chattanooga|
|City of Chattanooga||Miller & Martin|
Thank you for your support!
|Chattanooga Area Brain Injury Association||Hamilton County Department of Education||National MS Society|
|Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce||Henderson, Hutcherson & McCullough||Papercut Interactive|
|Chattanooga State Technical Community College||Hunt Nissan||St. Barnabas Nursing Home|
|Chattem||LaFoy Outdoor Advertising||Tennessee Hospital Association|
|Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga||Media Planning & Placement, LLC||UBS Financial Services|
|David Kirkpatrick, DDS||Molly Maid||WildHare Books|
|Fillauer, Inc.||Motes Advertising|