Inspirational Story of a Mentor and Role Model

Inspirational Story of a Mentor and Role Model


It was probably three days before I realized that I had an injury. I thought, “Ok, God, you kept me alive for a reason. Now show me what that reason is.” Shortly after I was discharged from the Shepherd Spinal Center, I took a trip to the Tommy Nobis Center. At that time they were only 6 years young, a very small center, so I was the first one, I think, that had physical limitations, and to work out the warehouse, to do the things that people were doing, I just wasn’t quite fit for that. Lynn Nobis and Sue Strom were two amazing individuals who literally called me off to the side and said, “Mike, you just you don’t belong here. Let’s work on, let’s work on other things.” And for weeks and weeks those two ladies did what it took to get me out, out of the center, out of the warehouse and looking forward. The first time I met Mike, I was very impressed with his smile and his graciousness. He’s a person that, when you first meet him, he’s going to be your friend. Probably the first thing that I think about when I think of Mike is integrity. Mike and I met in 1990 through the Woodstock JCs, and the moment I met him, I loved him. Mike Frost, and many of his friends call him “Frosty,” he’s a very special man. He’s kind, considerate, caring. He always thinks about others; he always puts others ahead of himself. He’s a great leader. He’s a great role model, and he’s a wonderful mentor. When I had my injury, I knew that I was going to be doing different things. And if someone would just give me the chance, just give me the opportunity to prove myself, that’s all I wanted. And that’s sort of the way I look at the people that I am introduced to and interview from Nobis Works right now. I can see it in their eyes, they, too, want an opportunity; just give me that chance. He looks at his own situation and sees way past that, and he truly sees opportunity in individuals where we may miss, and that’s why he does what he does. I believe that we all, in our life, meet someone that we know immediately, there’s something special. It’s something that sets them apart. Michael had that, and I saw that in him. He treats us all with respect, and it’s just a fantastic place to work. “Frosty,” I am so happy, so excited, and so proud of you, and I love you, and I’ll see you again at our next lunch. “Frosty,” I’m so proud of you. If there’s anybody that would deserve this award issue, and I know that you don’t agree with that, but you absolutely do. You have enriched so many lives, including my own, and it’s great to be with you again. Mike Frost! Congratulations on your lifetime achievement. You are a buck in the run. I am so proud of you Mike. The lifetime achievement award is a special honor, and you are a special person. I love you.

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