The 2018 Conrad W. Raker Lecture

There's nothing like laughter to chase away the winter blues, and Shane Burcaw and Sarah Yunusov have just what it takes to lift your spirits and your soul when they speak at the Conrad W. Raker Lecture on Wednesday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Moyer Hall, Muhlenberg College, Allentown.

Shane, a Lehigh Valley resident, is president of Laughing At My Nightmare, Inc. Sarah serves as the organization's development director. After starting a blog in 2011 about the funny stories in his life, Shane, who has spinal muscular atrophy, realized he had the ability to make a lasting positive impact on the world. People enjoyed his stories and were inspired by the humorous way Shane viewed his struggles. Believing that people need positivity and laughter, Shane and Sarah launched Laughing At My Nightmare, Inc. as a way to do just that and help families living with muscular dystrophy. In the past three years, Shane and Sarah's organization has provided over $81,000 in equipment grants to individuals living with muscular dystrophy. The duo has performed more than 125 speaking engagements across the country.

The Conrad W. Lecture Series is co-sponsored by Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Muhlenberg College. The series is named after the Rev. Dr. Conrad Raker who served the Good Shepherd Home and rehabilitation hospital for more than 70 years. Dr. Raker is the son of the founders of Good Shepherd and a Muhlenberg College alumnus. He was an administrator at Good Shepherd until 1980 and passed away in 2002.

Please RSVP by February 16 by calling JoAnn Frey at 610-776-3125.