Lori Borgman, CHS class of 1972, is a newspaper columnist, author and speaker. Her newspaper column touches on a wide array of topics ranging from the truth about nagging to the hazards of upper arm flab. She is also the author of the popular essay, “The Death of Common Sense” which has gone viral, having been published in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Ireland, Finland, Iceland, Portugal, Spain, the Philippines and Greece.
Her column is distributed to more than 400 papers and media outlets throughout the United States and Canada.
She is the author of six books, including humor books, “I Was a Better Mother Before I Had Kids, ”and “All Stressed Up and No Place to Go,” the humorous holiday novel Catching Christmas,” as well as a gentle book on passing the faith to the next generation titled, “Pass the Faith, Please,” her small but cheeky book, “The Death of Common Sense and Those Who Knew Him,” and her most recent book, “My Memory is Shot; All I Retain Now is Water.”
Patrick Caffrey, Ph.D., CHS Class of 1973, is a licensed psychologist with almost 40 years experience as a rehabilitation psychologist and neuropsychologist. Dr. Caffrey provides direct patient care in brain injury hospitals and acute hospital settings, serving patients with neurologic conditions and diseases such as: M.S., spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury, blind and low vision, and brain tumors. He has additional extensive experience as a vocational specialist, a regional manager in private sector rehabilitation, in a university-based technical assistance project to Missouri educators modifying curriculum for disabled students, as a site supervisor of psychological services, as a visiting university lecturer and in hospital settings.
He also brings his unique perspective as a survivor of a C3-C4 incomplete spinal cord injury with resulting quadriplegia from a 1972 Center High School wrestling match during practice. His inspiring recovery has certainly allowed him to connect with patients and families because of this shared experience from a life threatening and life altering injury.
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