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IRF Film Festival

Aug. 10, 2013

Films Explore Hardships and Successes of International Disability Awareness
Whitefish Bay Event Features Wisconsin Producer and Physician

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – August 6, 2013 – Two Nicolet High School brothers who have experienced both sides of physical rehabilitation medicine – one as physician and one as patient – will host a gathering to present short videos that investigate disability awareness on three continents and discuss the implications. The event, which requires reservation via events@rehabforum.org, will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 10 at the home of their sister, Laurie Haig, 4837 N. Larkin St., Whitefish Bay.

Tom Haig spent more than a year shooting video from his wheelchair for the International Rehabilitation Forum in Bangladesh, Albania and Ghana. The short documentaries cover the hardships and successes of rehabilitation medicine and disability awareness in these low-resource countries, each with unique and surprising stories. After growing up in Glendale, Tom spent seven years traveling the world as a professional stunt diver before settling in to a career in sports marketing. A bicycling accident in 1996 left him a t-12 paraplegic, but he also has completed 12 marathons, continued his global travels and earned a B.A.in broadcast journalism from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication.

His brother, Andrew Haig, M.D. is an award-winning physiatrist, professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan, and volunteer professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin. As an administrator and leadership consultant, Dr. Haig developed an award-winning inpatient rehabilitation program and an occupational medicine program in Wisconsin and was the founding director of the University of Michigan’s internationally known Spine Program. He has been a consultant to foreign governments, global corporations, universities, and health care systems. His students, residents, and fellows have received dozens of awards for work under his direction, and he is on the editorial board of five medical journals.

In addition to the films and discussion, the event will feature music and refreshments.

The International Rehabilitation Forum is a not-for-profit consortium of universities and individuals dedicated to building medical rehabilitation in lower resource countries. For more information, see www.rehabforum.org or call 541-231-6583.

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