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Possibilities Luncheon

A Celebration of Life, Hope and Possibilities!

Siskin Hospital is proud to host the Possibilities Luncheon as our only community-wide fundraising event.

The 14th annual Possibilities Luncheon was held Feb. 21, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

Proceeds from the Possibilities Luncheon benefitted Siskin Hospital’s charity care patients in need! THANK YOU for your support and generosity!

2017 guest speaker Melissa Stockwell  shared her extraordinary journey from combat in Bagdad to the medals podium on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro!


U.S. Army 1st Lt. Melissa Stockwell's tour of active service in Bagdad ended abruptly when a roadside bomb blasted the Humvee in which she rode. When she awoke in the Bagdad ER, still in her army fatigues, she realized she'd lost her left leg and knew then her life would be forever changed.

And that, she says, "is where my real story begins."

Proceeds Benefit Charity Care Patients

In its 27th year of serving the Chattanooga community, Siskin Hospital is immensely encouraged and humbled by the generosity of our supporters. Support of the Possibilities Luncheon over the last 14 years has provided the resources needed to care for many of our fellow Chattanoogans as they discover life beyond disability.

Once again, you have helped many lives turn from “I can’t” to “I CAN!” with your support of Possibilities 2017.

Learn more about our 2017 Featured Speaker.


Unum (Premier Event Sponsor for 14 years)

Hamico Foundation (7th year as Presenting Speaker Sponsor)

Chattanooga Times Free Press (7th year as Primary Press Sponsor)


Brewer Media (5th year as Primary Broadcast Sponsor)


M&M Productions (Portrait of Hope Sponsor)

Each year, a dedicated Steering Committee, led by Co-Chairs, works with Siskin Hospital staff to help coordinate the luncheon.


Dr. Fred and Mrs. Ruth Obear, Co-Chairs

We are so thankful for our wonderful group of volunteers!

Members of the 2017 Steering Committee: 

Fred and Ruth Obear, Co-Chairs

Claire Siskin Binder
Donna Deweese
Teresa Dinger

Dean Jackson
Jeana Lee
Bob Main
Mickey McCamish

Pam McKenney
Suzanne Payne
Sherry Price
Carol Sim

Pris Siskin
Robert Siskin
Pat Starke
Deborah Taube
Jo Ann Yates

Each year, the Possibilities Luncheon raises awareness of the many life-changing programs offered by Siskin Hospital through physical medicine and rehabilitation.

The event is also a unique way for us to highlight the courage and success of some of our remarkable former patients, who share their miraculous stories of recovery in a heartwarming video. Love, courage and perseverance helped each person turn tragedy into triumph, as they discovered that life is full of possibilities.

WRCB-TV News Anchor, Cindy Sexton, emcees the Possibilities Luncheon.


Our featured guest speakers share their incredible journeys in which they overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles to live a life full of joy and possibility.

Past speakers include Melissa Stockwell, Grant and Shawna Korgan, Colonel Greg Gadson, Lee Woodruff, Bonnie St. John, Roger Crawford, Scott Burrows, Trisha Meile and Chris Waddell, among others.


We are grateful to the many individuals and businesses that partner with us. We invite you to join us at this year's event and help us change the lives of our patients. Every dollar raised through Possibilities is used to provide charity care for our patients in need. The first Possibilities Luncheon brought in $25,000 for our patients. Because of the community’s involvement and generosity, the luncheon now raises more than $150,000 each year.


To view pictures from Possibilities 2017 and beyond, please visit our Facebook page!