Randy Lewis is a pioneer, demonstrating through his efforts at Walgreens that people with disabilities, given the chance and the tools, will succeed. By harnessing the power of business and the longing in each of us to make a difference, he has done what many thought impossible.
It was a privilege to attend the grand opening of the distribution plant in Anderson, South Carolina. Many employees, almost all of them disabled, told me of their great affection for and gratitude toward Randy. His support of their abilities to help Walgreens as employees of the company provides them self-confidence, growth, and a future as productive citizens. This book reveals the path Randy followed to his incredible success in the corporate world and highlights how much his success is rooted in family and faith. Few executives have done what Randy has accomplished, but all of us can use him as a role model for superior, contemporary leadership. I am a better person for knowing him and his family and calling them friends.
This is a beautiful true story of all the challenges people with disabilities and their families face. It is very enlightening the steps Walgreen’s has taken to create equal opportunity for all. A must read.
© 2017 — J. Randolph Lewis.