This post is from March 22, 2011 and is great to bring back for all to read. I am unaware of any changes in Paul’s professional life, but this remains relevant!
During the month of March we will continually highlight the work of an athletic trainer. This series will incorporate open letters about the men and women of the profession from other professionals, the aim is to have at least one a week. If there are others out there; parents, coaches, teachers, doctors, lawyers, athletes or anyone that would like to form a letter please do so and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I have saved this letter for publishing toward the end of the month, because we should be thinking about what an athletic trainer does every month, and every day if you are lucky enough to have one around. Paul LaDuke Jr. is a full-time athletic trainer for a public high school in Pennsylvania and has “uber” years devoted to athletic training. Not only does he provide daily coverage, he has recently created a blog entitled “Promote The Profession” devoted to Athletic Training. Paul has been a wonderful resource and “reality check” for me during my process. It is an honor that he took time to write this letter;
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