Yes I Will Wisconsin! Give The Gift Of Life

Trey Schwab – double lung transplant recipient; co-chiar U.S. Transplant Games
Dick Mueser – heart transplant recipient
Jay Deppe – pancreas transplant recipient

Wisconsin has always been a leader in organ donation. For the first time ever, the U.S. Transplant Games, an Olympic-style event that celebrates the success of transplantation, honor those that gave the gift of life, and calls attention to the need for organ donors will be in Madison July 30th – August 4th.

Relating the emotional stories of being on the brink of death and receiving life-saving organs are three men who personally experienced such a journey. Grateful for the gift of life they have been give, they will be joining the thousands of people from across the country who will be in Madison to participate in the transplant games.

Wisconsin citizens are also encourage to register their organ donation wishes on the new online Donor Registry, The registry is legally binding and ensures your decision to be a donor is honored. People with an organge dot on their license should still register online.

Well Today: Journey To Results

Guest: Paul Riehemann, Founder and Coach
Certified Coach, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, and Wellness Program Coordinator

What is Wellness? Why is Wellness important? What can I do to achieve Wellness?
These are some of the questions Paul Riehemann explores in this conversation on how to reach our full potential. While these are guidelines to wellness, each person must define what it is for her/him. Why we want to make changes, is at the core of finding the motivation to act. Our chosen journey to wellness puts each of us in charge of our choices, those lifestyle behaviors that have the greatest impact on our living a health, happy, and productive life.

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National Guardian Life Celebrates 100 Years

Mark Solverud, President and COO
Steve Phelps, V.P. & Director of Marketing
Carl Wackerle, Ass’t V.P. & Director of Sales Development

Business come and go; Downtown Madison continues to evolve, but one business, National Guardian Life, with its headquarters in the heart of Madison, stands tall with quiet pride as it continues to grow and meet the insurance needs of people throughout the country. Surviving and thriving over 100 years does not happen without reflection and change. Reinventing itself in the 1990’s was part of the process.

Mark Solverud, Steve Phelps, and Carl Wackerle highlight the company’s long history, the challenge of remaining competitive, the need to embrace change, and NGL’s steadfast commitment to being a good neighbor and strong corporate citizen.

Meeting Life’s Challenges

Guest: Shelley Peterman Schwarz

After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis over 30 years ago, Shelley turned her disability into a positive force to help others cope with life’s ups and downs. As a columnist, author, television guest expert, internet radio host, and motivational speaker, Shelley inspires people with disabilities and personal challenges to take charge of their lives and focus on their strengths. Her tips tell people how they can make life easier.

Now Shelley is auditioning for the Oprah Winfrey Network to take her message to a national audience. To view Shelley’s audition tape and vote for Shelley, go to or and type in Shelley.

Caregivers: Just In Time Training

Guests: Jean Mueller, registered nurse and caregiving trainer

Many people become caregivers overnight without having the basic skills or training to take on such a responsibility. Through Catholic Charities, Jean Mueller will present free four-hour comprehensive training sessions overs four Saturdays in July on the substantive skills required to care of another person. Skills such as falls prevention, lifting, medication safety, tolieting and dressing, dealing with incontinence and communicating effectively with health professionals, family members and the person receiving care.

Sessions will be held at the Waunakee Senior Center, July 10, 17, 24, and 31. For more information go to or call Diane Walder at 442.7248.