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Next Time, Nothing Will Stop This Bocce Ball Competitor!

Very little gets the best of Adam Lewis. He was all set to compete in the Special Olympics Summer Games Invitational when he was knocked out of the competition. But it wasn't the opposing bocce ball team that got him, it was a plain old, run-of-the mill flu bug.

Adam had just participated in the opening ceremonies and prelims, when he suffered a grand mal seizure, triggered by the onset of flu. Fortunately, Dr. Aaron Rubin, a sports medicine specialist at the Fontana Medical Center, was manning the Kaiser Permanente booth at the Games. Dr. Rubin quickly took over Adam's care and treated him right on the scene so he'd be safe to travel home. "We are so appreciative of the care Adam received," says dad and coach Richard. "Dr. Rubin couldn't have been nicer or more concerned," echoes mom Karen.

Adam is now fine and is already gearing up for his next event. "I just can't say how wonderful Special Olympics has been for him," says Karen. "And Kaiser Permanente, too," she's quick to add.