She Said “Yes”!
Bobby Tyson didn’t just want to propose to his girlfriend Sarah Dressler, an occupational therapist—he wanted it to be memorable.
So he did what any attentive boyfriend would do. He took out an ad in OT Practice, Sarah’s favorite professional publication.
Bobby arranged to have AOTA send an advance copy of the magazine and had it waiting on a table at the wine lounge where they worked when they met 3 years ago. After thinking, “how on earth did the new issue of OT Practice make its way to this table?” Sarah convinced herself Bobby put it there to celebrate her recent graduation and successful completion of the NBCOT exam. She started flipping through the magazine and when she came across the ad, she was stunned! Bobby got down on one knee, professed his love to her with OT Practice by their side, and asked for her hand in marriage. When she said “Yes, of course I will!” she still assumed Bobby had somehow superimposed the ad into the magazine himself. When he told her he purchased the ad and that it will be in every issue for all of her friends and colleagues to see, the look on her face was priceless!
"After seeing the passion that Sarah and her colleagues have for helping others through occupational therapy, along with the way she scoured every page of every issue of OT Practice, I couldn’t think of a better, more meaningful way to propose to her,” Bobby said. It turned out to be better than I could have dreamed and is something we can keep for life. Thank you to everyone at AOTA for making this happen!”