Happy Holidays! A 2016 Update!

The staff, volunteers, patients, and families of NeuroHope would like to wish YOU a Happy Holiday season, and a prosperous 2017!!  We are rapidly approaching our two-year anniversary, and have our supporters to thank for their interest in making the NeuroHope vision of providing affordable, extended care for individuals living with paralysis a reality.

2016 proved to be an exciting year of growth.  Over the last 12 months, NeuroHope has become a credentialed outpatient clinic with Medicare/Medicaid and private insurance, moved to a larger space in Fountain Square (through the generosity of the UIndy Krannert School of Physical Therapy), and increased our operating hours to serve more people on our waitlist.

Here are some numbers we are proud to share!

  • Since we opened in February 2015, we have helped 36 patients with issues ranging from spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, to cerebral palsy on the road to recovery.
  • We have seen 30 different patients/clients this year, totaling 679 unique visits
  • We are currently seeing 20 clients regularly.  Many come in before and after their visits to utilize the specialized Electrical Stimulation cycle we offer at no extra cost.
  • Thanks to two fundraising events this fall, and a generous grant from the OrthoIndy Foundation, we raised more than $50,000 since September to ensure our services remain strong in 2017.

Will you continue support in 2017?

 We are thrilled to be one of the charities chosen for 2017 Brackets For Good giving competition!  This is a friendly tournament-of-sorts in which non-profits raise money in unison with the March Madness basketball tournament.  A $10,000 grand prize is on the line. That means we will be calling on YOU for support this spring to be an integral part of our campaign.  Stay tuned!!

Patient Story

Finally, I would like to leave you with a testimonial from the daughter of a patient who has made incredible strides at NeuroHope over the last few months. This is one story of many that exemplifies the reason we exist.  We hope you are proud to be a part of it!
“The therapists at NeuroHope have made a great impact on the life of my Mom and my family.  My Mom, JoAnn, suffered a spinal cord injury in June at the age of 80.  In July, inpatient rehab ended and outpatient therapy began, however due to insurance caps outpatient therapy was only covered twice a week and would be depleted by October.  My Mom was getting stronger and her goal was to walk again but how was she going to do this with such little therapy that would end by October? 

I reached out to NeuroHope in August attempting to find my Mom a better chance for recovery at a private pay rate that could be afforded.

What I have discovered is that the therapists at NeuroHope bridge the gap for patients like my Mom who are making great progress but insurance no longer will cover therapy.  From the first evaluation with Nora, my Mom said her goal was to walk by Christmas.  Nora was so compassionate, and the empathy that she showed both my Mom and Dad during those first sessions in physical therapy was so greatly appreciated.  The team of therapists, Nora, Sara, Donna, and Wendy have provided my Mom which such excellent specialized care. 

On October 31st Donna brought the rolling walker out and said “let’s try the walker”.  I was so happy I was there that day to witness my Mom walking for the first time with a rolling walker.  It meant the world to my family to see my Mom taking those first steps towards her goal. 

I can’t even put in to words what the NeuroHope therapists have meant to my Mom and family.  They have given my Mom a chance for a better recovery and hope for a better quality of life.  I feel the therapists at NeuroHope do what they do because they truly care about the lives of their patients.  I would like to thank the therapists at NeuroHope for their knowledge, compassion, and desire to help those who have had serious neurological injuries reach their goals!”

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True to her promise to “walk by Christmas”, JoAnn returned to her Doctor’s office last week to a ROUND OF APPLAUSE!! It has been a joy to watch JoAnn’s progress, and we are honored to be a part of her journey!

 Merry Christmas everyone, and cheers to a prosperous 2016!