Dr. Liska has helped more than 11,000 - patients and their families
experienced renewed health.
With Dr. Jeanette Liska you have a place to turn for hope and healing.
there is a
spiritual thread that joins all religious beliefs. A thread that
a connects us at the heart level. It has many names but at its core,
it is Love. When we connect with this inner source of strength our
perceptions can be forever changed.
we all have
a place of deep ~ knowing and truth inside ourselves. Accessing
t this place is sometimes difficult. Spiritual counseling and meditation
guide us to the a stillness where our answers lie.
it is by facing
our a darkness and moving through the many layers of grief that
we are able to find a place of a forgiveness. This in turn sets
our spirit free, so we may live our lives with fullness, meaning,
Dr. Liska has been an invited speaker before numerous national
and international medical and nursing audiences. Her experience
and dedication has won her wide recognition as a respected consumer
advocate by the public, television, print media and anesthesia community.
She has been interviewed extensively for television segments and
print media articles over the ~ past 8 years, including international
coverage: Oprah, 20/20, Dateline, Leeza, Inside Edition, Extra,
CNN,ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, Time magazine, U.S. News & World Report,
Newsweek, People, Allure Redbook, First for Women and many more.
"The Council for Public Interest in Anesthesia presents its
2000 Public Interest in Anesthesia Award to Jeanette Liska, DD,
PhD. president and founder of AWARE. a nonprofit foundation dedicated
to public education and support for research in the area of awareness
during anesthesia,' said Suzanne Brown, CRNA, BSN, 2000 chairman
of the Council for Public Interest in Anesthesia.
"The AWARE foundation was created in August 1993 by Dr. Liska following
her own awareness experience and a resolve made during that time
that if she recovered from the traumatic and harrowing event, she
would dedicate herself to helping others who experience awareness
during anesthesia. "The AWARE foundation serves as a clearinghouse
for information on awareness for patients and families who are affected
by an awareness experience and serves as an informational source
for researchers in this area of study. In its evolution, the foundation
has expanded its work in the area of patient and consumer education
and identification of referral sources that can assist patients
in obtaining appropriate treatment or therapy.
"Dr. Liska has become widely recognized as a dedicated consumer
advocate. She has been interviewed and has appeared on Inside Edition,
Dateline, EXTRA, Oprah Winfrey, Leeza, all three major national
news networks, CNN, and Fox News cable networks. Interviews of Dr.
Liska have appeared in Time, US. News and World Report, Redbook,
People Magazine, and Allure Magazine.
"Dr. Liska has been an invited speaker before numerous national
and international medical and nursing audiences. The personal experience
and dedication that she brings to this cause has won her wide recognition
as a respected consumer advocate by the public, the television,
the print media, and the anesthesia community.
"Dr. Liska, or rather Jeanette, as so many CRNAs know you by that
name, it is with great pleasure that the Council presents to you
its 2000 Public Interest in Anesthesia Award:' Brown said.
Jeanette Liska's Acceptance Remarks
"I would like to say thank you to those who have stood beside me
throughout the years of hard work and keeping my promise to God
in October of 1990, when I lay helpless on a cold operating table
praying to live through my own experience of awareness during anesthesia.
"I'm thankful for the grace of God that brought me through this
experience and has given me the wisdom and strength to bring this
message forward to the world.
"I want to say thank you to my daughters, Lisa and Valerie, whose
love and support have given me the strength and courage to continue
my work, which has brought me to receiving this award. I also thank
my family and friends for all they have done.
"I would like to thank everyone from AANA, especially Rita Rupp,
Craig Atkins, Christopher Bettin, Peter Ogren, and Teresa Kole.
Please know I will always be thankful for all your help, compassion,
and dedication to anesthesia awareness. This belongs to all of us,
and together we can make anesthesia safer in the future throughout
"In receiving the year 2000 Public Interest in Anesthesia Award,
there are not enough words to describe the depth of my feelings
and honor in accepting this award. I ask God to bless each and every
one of you, and I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.