Kenya - Rehabilitation: The Sherman Turner Story, Part 2

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AuthorHouse, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 108 pages
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After author Sherman Turner suffered a debilitating and paralyzing stroke, he was advised by his doctors during his recovery to try learning a foreign language to help him regain some of his lost memory and verbal abilities. He chose to visit Kenya in 2004 to learn the Kiswahili language, spoken in eastern Africa. While in Kenya, Turner witnessed Kenyan people experiencing discrimination and came to the conclusion that discrimination occurred everywhere and was not unique to the American experience. This realization triggered in him flashbacks and returns of memories of what he endured while working on the jobs for various government agencies. The pressures from these experiences had contributed to his stroke in the first place, but more important to him were the memories that might return to him through rehabilitation possibly including memories relating to a discrimination case involving a high-powered contractor. Kenya Rehabilitation: The Sherman Turner Story, Part II, is the sequel to Minorities Deceived, and tells the story of Turner's recovery, his efforts at recovery prior to his trip, the events of his trip, and the memories that began to return as a result of his rehabilitation efforts. Including some tips for small, medium, and large contracting businesses, and Appendix C Special advice for minorities' jobs, jobs, and jobs.
 

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Contents

The Stroke 1995
1
Paralyzed 19951996
7
Left the Hospital 1996
13
Wife Left Me 1996
17
YMCAs Rehabilitation 19962004
23
My Guardian Angel 19962010
27
UpSkills Academy 19972002
31
Buffalo State College 20022004
35
Trying to Get a Job 20062008
55
Visits to Kenya 20072010
61
Complete Memory Back 2010
69
CZOnclu sion 2010
73
Photo Album
75
Appendix A Special Tips for Businesses
87
Appendix B Special Tips for SBA 8a Contractors
89
Special Minority Jobs Jobs and Jobs
91

Trips to Kenya 20042006
41
Rachel 2004 and Beyond
49

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Sherman L. Turner of Buffalo, New York, was a master plumber and minority contractor for the government and Small Business Administration (SBA). Paralyzed by a massive stroke in 1995, he traveled to Kenya to try learning another language at his doctor's suggestion, in order to aid his recovery. At the Kenyan School of Languages and Rehabilitations, he learned the African language Kiswahili, which helped improve his memory; it was there also that he first learned of Barack Obama.

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