Jim Stroker - Motivational Speaker Shares Personal Story to Inspire Others

man and woman smilingJim Stroker, motivational speaker, coach and parent of two children with special needs will speak at PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital, 200 Somerset Street, New Brunswick on Tuesday, May 24 at 6 p.m. Mr. Stoker is the father of three who finds inspiration through his children’s strength and successes. His daughter, Ali, and son, Jake, were in a severe car accident at a young age leaving Ali living with paralysis from the waist down and Jake with a traumatic brain injury. Both are now successful young adults. Despite these challenges, Ali became the first wheelchair bound student to graduate from the NYU Tisch Perfoming Arts School, and appeared on the Glee Project. Ali, the first actress to appear on Broadway who uses a wheelchair, will also be appearing at the event.

Family members and caregivers of children with special healthcare needs are invited to attend this free event. Teens and young adults with special healthcare needs are also encouraged to attend.

Registration is encouraged. For more information or to register please visit: http://www.childrens-specialized.org/events/motivational-speaker-jim-stroker

Mr. Stroker has spent the past 32 years in the Ridgewood, New Jersey Public School System as a wellness teacher. His middle school wellness program has been cited as one of the state’s best; Mr. Stroker and his colleagues were named teachers of the year in 2011. Coach Stroker was inducted into the New Jersey Coach Hall of Fame, having compiled the most wins in school history, as well as guiding his 2004-05 Varsity Basketball team to a state sectional championship. He has coached both the varsity baseball team and spent years as the varsity football defensive coordinator. Mr. Stroker is a certified Vinyasa instructor, has a Reiki 1 and 2 certification, and is a certified fascial stretch therapist. He also spends summers teaching both core training and yoga through the Island Wellness Center in the Long Beach Island.

Children’s Specialized Hospital is the nation’s leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age facing special health challenges — from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health. At thirteen different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and effective...so children can achieve more of their goals. To help, or find more information: call 888-CHILDRENS; visit www.childrens-specialized.org; Facebook: www.facebook.com/childrensspecialized; Twitter: www.twitter.com/childrensspecnj; YouTube: www.youtube.com/cshnj; LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/children's-specialized-hospital