Former Penn State Football Player and Living Legend, Adam Taliaferro, to speak at Schreiber Pediatric

(LANCASTER, Pa.) – On Wednesday, January 30, 2013, former Penn State football player and living legend, Adam Taliaferro, will be speaking at Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center, 625 Community Way, just off of Good Drive in East Hempfield Township.

Adam Taliaferro, who was a promising young football star and a top recruit in that year’s highly touted freshmen class at Penn State, injured his spinal cord while making a tackle in a nationally televised game in the fall of 2000. Unable to move either his legs or arms, Adam was given only a 3% chance of ever walking again. After surgery and nearly a year of intensive rehab, Adam not only managed to walk again, but was able to walk back onto the field the following season to an ovation from over 100,000 fans at Penn State. It was an incredibly emotional event that ESPN called one of the “greatest human stories ever.” Adam was able to return to his studies at Penn State and later graduated from law school. He has had a distinguished career which has among many other things lead to him being elected as a Penn State Trustee in July of 2012. Please join Schreiber Pediatric to hear Adam’s miraculous story.

Adam will speak at a special luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and later that evening will again talk about his incredible personal experiences at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the luncheon are $100 and tickets for the evening event are $25. All proceeds from the event directly benefit Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center. These events are open to anyone, but seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 717-393-0425 x108.

Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center is a nationally recognized not-for-profit organization that provides physical, occupational and speech-language therapy, as well as educational and recreational programs to thousands of children in Lancaster County living with congenital and acquired disabilities, and developmental delays.