2015 Ron Gustafson Inspiration Award

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Dr. Tom Heiser suffered a physically limiting spinal cord injury in Maui, Hawaii, in 1990, but never let it keep him from an outstanding career in orthopaedic medicine. He no longer works as an operating surgeon but continues to champion a career as a physician, utilizing his exquisite diagnostic knowledge and experience while managing care of his patients.  Tom was an outstanding school athlete at Columbus, a high-scoring all-state running back in football, and a starter on the 1972 Class A state championship basketball team. He enjoyed a stellar football career at Nebraska.