My Story ...
Like most of today’s adults, Ron did not know about ADHD until later in life.
Quite the contrary:
awarded for social service as a teenager,
won academic competitions,
earned varsity letters in two sports, became
high school valedictorian and the
top science student of his graduating class in college and was
accepted to attend medical school.
People had high expectations.
When he left medical school, people did not understand.
Years later, he told his wife to be,
“There are many things I cannot guarantee."
"The one thing I promise is that life with me is never boring.”
After a dizzying array of occupational forays; computer consultant, construction, fast food manager, rodeo clown and many more, Ron attended seminary concentrating on cross-cultural activities, spent some time as a humanitarian aid worker, eventually received his doctorate and had a full career as a pastor.
Together, Ron and his wife discovered the up and down world of parenting children with ADHD. They were exhilarated by the kindness and creativity of the kids. Other times, with saddened hearts, watched their children struggle.
As he came to recognize the incredible importance of family,
Ron and his close friend, Greg Griffin, founded Allies for Family Life.
Ron’s passionate perspective about ADHD, both for children and adults, leaps out of a compassionate heart filled with the excitement, challenges, heartbreaks and victories he experienced, shared with his family and learned from clients.