April 18: Joel Goldstein

Bart Goldstein was only sixteen when he suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a car accident in 2001. No Stone Unturned is the saga of Bart’s struggle to regain his life. Told from his father’s point of view, the book chronicles the family’s ordeal, and flashbacks fill in Bart’s life since he arrived from Korea at the age of five months. Considering every possibility in their search for remedies to Bart’s catastrophic injuries, the Goldsteins explored several promising alternatives, including craniosacral, hyperbaric oxygen, sensory learning, and vision restoration therapies. Bart’s remarkable recovery resulted from a combination of conventional medicine and alternative and emerging therapies.
TBI has now become the “signature injury” for thousands of wounded warriors returning from Iraq and Afghanistan; this timely book offers profound insights into what survivors and their families must face. Anyone struggling with this “invisible” disability will find the book insightful, inspiring and useful.

“Professionals and the lay public will be equally captivated as the neuroscience of TBI leaps into stark humanity in the pages of this superbly written, fascinating story. This book should be added to the medical student curriculum nationwide.”
—Randolph S. Marshall, MD, MS, Elizabeth K. Harris Professor of Neurology, Chief Stroke Division, Department of Neurology, Columbia University Medical Center
“No Stone Unturned exemplifies the faith, tenacity and energy of a single family confronting a tragedy both unexpected and life altering.”
— Rear Adm. Ray Smith, USN (Ret.), former commander, U.S. Navy SEALs
“Goldstein’s book shows how well the system can work when families and professionals unite in the journey that is TBI rehabilitation.”
—Jan Stivers, professor of special education, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York
Joel Goldstein is a transportation and logistics executive at Cambridge Corporate Services in New York City. He is also an adoption advocate and activist, having served for many years on the international adoption board of Albany’s Parsons Child & Family Center and of Camp Mujigae, the largest Korean heritage camp in the United States. He was the founding president of the Southern Ulster YMCA, on whose board he continues to serve. Goldstein liv
MEMOIR/HEALTH AND MEDICINEes in New Paltz, New York, with his wife, Reiki Master Dayle Groudine. They have two adopted Korean children, Bart and Cassidy.
Wednesday, April 18
Time: 5:45pm registration starts, 6:00pm meeting starts
Place: The Downtown Association, 60 Pine Street
Cost: $25 per person; $20 member of Rotary Club of Wall Street
Includes: Wine, Cheese, and some snacks (soft drinks available)
Business dress required (no jeans)