We've talked about the very important HealthCorps program in previous blog stories here and here, and are grateful for the support that we receive from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation so that we can share this physical and mental health curriculum with our students.
|One of our seniors waits for Dr. Oz to arrive|
|Dr. Oz and HealthCorps coordinator, Jasmyne Jackson, with GA teachers and students|
|Dr. Oz greets Ginn Academy seniors as they exit morning session|
|Dr. Michael Roizen, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Albert Ratner, one of our staunchest supporters|
|Dr. Oz and Dr. Ellen Rome, of the Cleveland Clinic, one of Dr. Oz's co-authors in the YOU series|
|Dr. Ellen Rome's residents admiring their photos taken with Dr. Oz|
One of the most interesting stories from our day with Dr. Oz involved our art teacher, Judy Rickel, and her brother, Jonathan Klein, a Cleveland Clinic physician. Judy and Jonathan's father was the obstetrician who delivered Mehmet Oz 50-some years ago in Cleveland. They presented Dr. Oz with a letter written by his mother and sent to Dr. Klein all those years ago.
|Jonathan Klein, Judy Rickel, and Dr. Oz|
|Dr. Klein and Judy Rickel, our art teacher, present a piece of hand-made pottery to Dr. Oz|
|Ted Ginn, Sr., Friends of Ginn board president, David Reynolds, and Dr. Oz|
|Dr. Michael Roizen of the Cleveland Clinic, Jasmyne Jackson, and Dr. Oz|
|Mr. Ginn, Principal Nick Petty, and Dr. Oz|
|Cardell Parker, Dr. Oz, and Hazel Parker|
|Dr. Ernest Smoot, a physician and weekly volunteer at Ginn, with Dr. Oz|
|Dr. Oz and Ted Ginn, Sr. at Ginn Academy|
After Dr. Oz jazzed up our morning session with a lesson about calming breathing and a Q&A session, he toured the school and talked with many of our students. We finished the morning in Ms. Jackson's HealthCorps class with a group of Sophomores.
|HealthCorps coordinator, Jasmyne Jackson, with Dr. Oz at Ginn Academy|
It was quite a morning for everyone involved and we are so grateful for all of the people who make HealthCorps possible for us and for everyone who took the time to make Dr. Oz's visit a reality. Please read the Plain Dealer article here for even more information about the day.
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