Lawrenceburg, IN (PressExposure) June 30, 2011 -- As a young writer I spent hours reading the classics. My father had a library of books that filled an entire wall from floor to ceiling and was three books deep. I would spend hours reading of the Adventures of Huckleberry Fin, and authors such as Asimov, Hemingway, and all the Greats were my inspiration. The written word was truly an insatiable addiction and I strove to read and learn as much as I could, so I could too become one of the Greats someday.
As I have gotten older, my outlook has changed. The road was not quite as straight and yes, there were a few detours. As I look back I wonder. What would have happened if I had followed the path? What would have happened if I would not have gone down the road less traveled? That is neither here nor there.
Now I am one that loves a good story. I can relate to Cinderella quite well in actuality. No matter what barrier crossed her path, she never gave up, she never gave in, and she never succumbed to the suppression surrounding her. There have been many different versions of her and the tellings have been varied in many ways, but no matter how the story goes, she achieved more than she could ever dream of. In the end, she lived happily ever after.
So now I will tell you a story of a young man who achieved his dreams. He saw what he wanted, and no matter what barriers stood in his path, he achieved his goal. This story is about a football player who lived a dream. Now as most stories start.Once upon a time.
The date was October 11, 1987. It was a beautiful, crisp October day at Cleveland Municipal Stadium on the shores of Lake Erie. It wasn't just like any other day. It was special; it had significance. This day was one that would make dreams come true and one that Michael Edward Teifke will cherish as one of his most priceless memories. This was the day that Mike Teifke stepped onto this historic field and played for the Cleveland Browns.
Growing up in Maumee, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo, Ohio, the young Mike Teifke had dreams of playing for the Cleveland Browns. As a kid he watched many famous players play on that field and many make their mark in football history. Championships were won in that stadium and Mike had dreams of following in their footsteps. Players such as Hall of Famers Jim Brown and Lou Groza were an inspiration to him and fueled his pursuits in later years. Now, it was his turn.
As the anticipation mounted, Mike Teifke, wearing #50, began his climb from the historic locker rooms beneath Cleveland Municipal Stadium onto the field. He could feel the energy in the air. The darkness cleared at the end of the tunnel and as he looked to the stands he saw tens of thousands of loyal Browns fans cheering his team to victory. As he ran onto the field with his teammates, he was filled with pure joy and knew that he had made his dream come true. Mike Teifke was finally home.
A little time has passed since Mike Teifke's football career was in full bloom. He now has a thriving business and has been helping thousands of people throughout the years in his many different activities. He now enjoys outdoor activities such as boating, fishing and exploring nature on new lakes and rivers. His biggest love is fishing for Muskellunge on the Lake of the Woods in Canada.
Mike Teifke had made his dream a reality. May this story inspire you to make all your dreams come true.
Principled Chiropractic of Lawrenceburg
Dr. Michael Teifke
1043 West Eads Parkway
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025