Kessler Foundation's 16th Annual Stroll 'N Roll Part 2
In this two-part special, Steve Adubato goes on-location to the Kessler Foundation's 16th annual Stroll 'N Roll, where he speaks with individuals whose lives have been impacted by the Kessler Foundation and their research. Guests include Scott Chesney, President and CEO, Scott Chesney LLC; Mike Davis, Stroke Research Participant & Francine Davis, Mike's Wife; Olga Boukrina, Ph.D., Research Scientist in Stroke Rehabilitation, Research, Kessler Foundation; Karen Nolan, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Human Performance & Engineering, Kessler Foundation; Carla Basante, MS Research Participant
"Hi I'm Steve Adubato, in beautiful Verona Park. The music's behind me, the people are behind me, why? This is the 16th Annual Kessler Foundation Stroll 'N Roll. They've been doing this for 16 years. When it started out, trust me, there weren't all these people, there aren't all these sponsors, but for 16 years, this foundation has been raising money for research, raising money to help those who are dealing with a variety of disabilities find employment, be trained for employment. So today is a great day. You're going to be seeing a two parter. I always like when we talk to people, there are so many great people, you have to turn it into a two parter. You've got researchers, scientists, participants in studies at the foundation, people with MS, people with traumatic brain injuries, people whose lives have been affected in so many ways, but they're improving. They tell their stories. they tell it in their own personal and very human way. So for us, you know, in public broadcasting and also folks watching on us on FiOS, you're gonna get to see those people, and I'm confident they're gonna send a powerful, optimistic, important message that, hopefully, can give you reason to believe that there's hope, not just for them, but for people watching who may be struggling as well. Check it out. See when you come to the Stroll 'N Roll here at... in Verona Park with the Kessler Foundation folks, you don't know who you're gonna run into. We've known this guy for a long time... Scott Chesney. Scott, you were here pretty much day one when this whole thing started. Talk about it. Absolutely. Kessler Foundation is like family to me now. They do so much to enhance the quality of life for myself, and my extended brothers and sisters with disabilities, so they're a fixture in our life. So anything that we can do with them, for them, we answer the call. Being one of their ambassadors for the last eight years too, it's just such an honor and such a pleasure, and again, wanting to just extend their work and reach the masses, which they've done. The Kessler name is stronger than ever before, and the foundation's stronger than ever before. You know, it's funny, we're in Verona, and Scott... and I don't want to assume that because he's pretty well known that everyone really knows Scott's story, but..."