DR. MARY GRODA-LEWIS, M.D.
Mary Groda-Lewis is a family physician with an unusual history. As a diagnosed dyslexic who didn't learn to read till she was 16, a juvenile offender who did time in two reform schools, an unwed mother by age 20, and a stroke victim, she was forced to overcome overwhelming odds to achieve her dream of becoming a doctor. She has since worked as an award-winning physician with a reputation for integrity and caring. Her life story has been told in newspapers, magazines, and Web sites, and was made the subject of an October 8, 1985 CBS-TV movie, Love, Mary (starring Kristy McNichol).
Below are 11 newspaper, magazine, and Internet articles about Mary Groda-Lewis. The first four were originally published during the mid-1980s, and the last two were published on separate Internet Web sites in 2000 and 2001. All have been copied onto Web pages of my own making.
IN A REFORMATORY IN '66, AN M.D. TODAY (THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 23, 1984)
SUCCESS STORY: FROM JUVENILE DELINQUENT TO M.D. (FAMILY CIRCLE, February 25, 1985)
FROM DELINQUENT TO DOCTOR, MARY GRODA-LEWIS' REAL-LIFE TRIUMPH UNREELS IN A TV FILM (PEOPLE WEEKLY, October 14, 1985)
MARY'S IMPOSSIBLE DREAM (READER'S DIGEST, July, 1986)
Success in life often depends more on perspiration than inspiration (The Holland Sentinel, October 23, 1999)
Excerpt from "POTENTIAL2" (PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Web site, 2000)
Excerpt from "GRIND OR SHINE"
Passionate Pursuit of Possibility
MARY GRODA-LEWIS: FAMOUS DOCTOR OPENS DOORS TO THE HEART (RamBlyn Rose Web site, 2001)
DIAGNOSIS SAVED "INCORRIGIBLE" STUDENT (The Honolulu Advertiser, February 25, 2002)
MY NAME IS MARY (Honolulu Star Bulletin, April 2, 2002)
Does the prospect of reading six separate articles not appeal to you? Then read the one below! I've taken the six articles posted above, and combined them into one. Here is the link:
THE LIFE STORY OF DR. MARY GRODA-LEWIS, M.D.