University Club Women's Luncheon

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  • 4/09/19
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • $21.0
  • Ages 21+
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Event Description

April Luncheon

“The Resiliency Factor: Crossing the Boundaries in our Lives”

Presented by Dr. Jon Kerstetter

April 9, 2019


Location: Radisson Hotel and Conference Center

1220 First Ave, Coralville 

Time: 11:30 am Social Time with Cash Wine and Soda Bar 

Noon Luncheon 

Cost: Member $21.00 / Member’s Guest $24.00 

(Includes meal, tax, and gratuity) 


Jon Kerstetter, M.D. finally achieved his dream of becoming a physician in 1988, at the age of 38. 

He then achieved another goal and became a military surgeon at age 42. His “advanced age” required a special waiver. While serving in deployments to Iraq, an accident forced him home to Iowa for multiple surgeries. During one of the surgeries, he had a stroke and was left with significant cognitive and physical challenges, forcing him to abandon his career. He spent years in rehabilitative therapy and found growth and understanding in writing about his experience. Writing not only aided his recovery but also helped him find a new identity-author and healer. He is the author of Crossings: A Doctor-Soldier’s Story:

His book is available at the Iowa City library and the Coralville Library if you would like to read it prior to his presentation. 


Reservations should be received by: Tuesday, April 2nd. E mail for more information.