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Open House Thanks! and ‘Brackets For Good’ Tip-off!

The NeuroHope Team would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who made it to our Open House on Friday night! The outpouring of support was more than we imagined. Nearly 300 of you toured our gym and packed the Incrediplex auditorium to hear our story, learn about our services, and be inspired by our clients – and 1,300 MORE of you tuned into our feed on Facebook Live.

You recognize the impact we are having on the lives of our clients and you are rallying around us!

At the Open House we shared our journey, and explained our expansion to a new gym thanks to support from the Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund from the State Department of Health.  This has allowed us to begin a research project with the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy, and join the prestigious Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network as 1 of 11 worldwide affiliates that collaborate and provide innovative treatment and extended physical therapy and wellness after neurologic injury!

While this expansion has enabled us to grow – our mission continues to be focused on providing affordable care for those that need it.  That means community support is the foundation of our services!

How You Can Help:

We are giving Brackets For Good another run this year!  And we need YOUR help in the FUNDRAISING starting this Friday, March 2!

Brackets For Good is a weekly “competition” between charities to raise funds each week, with a chance to advance through the bracket (think college basketball’s March Madness) to a $10,000 grand prize (in addition to keeping all funds raised).  Last year we raised $54,000 and made a run to the tournament Final Four!  View this year’s bracket here!   Let’s win it this year – and secure funds for our new gym!!

Donations can be made online as soon as the tournament starts, and you can watch the scores update REAL-TIME.  Stay tuned to our newsletters, and follow us on Facebook for updates!  We will let you know when the giving begins!

New Video and Open House Thanks!

On behalf of the entire NeuroHope team: THANK-YOU to all who came to support our Open House last week!

We had a great turnout and raised more than $4,000 to provide supplemental care for our clients. Many thanks to everyone who participated in the raffles, and to the donors of the items!

If you missed the unveiling of our new video, please watch it below! It provides a glimpse of the clinic we have created, explains our mission of affordable rehab and wellness, and tells the inspiring stories of our patients.

It has been an eventful year, and we have our supporters, patients, friends and family to thank for our success.  We have lofty expectations for the future, and are currently in the midst of a $40,000 campaign to help purchase equipment and sustain services.

If you were unable to attend our Open House and would like to help us reach our goal, you can make a tax-free donation here:  
https://www.neurohopewellness.org/donate/

Every dollar goes directly to patient services, and EVERY DOLLAR HELPS!

Also, registration is open to JOIN OUR TEAM for the 2016 Monumental Marathon!  Walk or run any length, and help us raise money this November.
Info here: TEAM NEUROHOPE

Thank you for your support!

July 27 – Save the Date: 2nd Annual Open House!

It has been an eventful 2016 at NeuroHope! With your support and generosity our clinic has become a reality.

Celebrate with us! NeuroHope will host its 2nd Annual Open House on the evening of Wednesday July 27th!
(6:00 – 8:00 in the gym at 901 Shelby Street in Fountain Square)

Mike_frame_borderPlease join us for a brief evening of food, drinks, prizes, and recognition of the amazing staff, clients, and donors that have helped NeuroHope come to fruition. You are part of a movement that has created a functioning and innovative outpatient healthcare clinic from scratch. That’s right! I said OUTPATIENT!

We are now officially certified with Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance companies to become the FIRST and ONLY outpatient clinic in Indianapolis that provides extended care and affordable rates for patients.

We are thrilled to be able to accept insurance, but unlike traditional healthcare providers, our care goes well beyond what insurance allows. We aren’t afraid to sacrifice a higher-paying insurance reimbursement for an affordable private-pay rate.

This is what makes us unique. And, this is why our rent-free relationship with the University of Indianapolis, and support from donors like you is so important.

Santos_standing_cropped_borderStrides over the last year:

  • Expanded into new space on the 3rd floor of the Southeast Community Services Building
  • Secured new therapy mats, parallel bars, and standing frames for our clients
  • Worked with 23 clients since we opened doors!
  • Credentialed with CMS and private insurance
  • Press! Read our Indianapolis Monthly article here. And our IBJ write-up here.

We are also proud to have been the catalyst behind a change in Indiana law that will help fund long-term rehab programs such as ours in the future!

We hope to be successful in securing a state grant that will let us open full-time in the next year, but in the meantime, we remain in fundraising mode to keep our services strong.

So, please continue to spread the word!  Bridge funding will be a key to our success.

In the meantime, we look forward to seeing you on July 27th!

Open House Pictures and Letter Posted!

ChrisSpeech2Nora, Donna, Allison, and I want to extend a HUGE and heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended our open house last Wednesday. 

What was originally planned to be a small gathering to thank our contributors from last summer's crowdfunding campaign, morphed into a larger event open to anyone interested in our cause and what we are building for Indianapolis.  More than 100 of you came to show your support.  We were thrilled with the turnout and the passion each of you showed with your presence and by the personal conversations we had with many of you.Crowd4

I also want to thank the volunteers that helped organize, set-up, and serve as "staff" for the night.  Justin Davis, Rob Shaw, Katie and Markus Wilds, Jon and Sarah McAfee, Tony Allanson, Callie Burk, and Jonelle Ball were outstanding hosts for the evening.  I've known them all since childhood, and it was pretty special to have them by my side on such an awesome night.

And, how 'bout that eatin'!?  We had some fantastic food generously provided by some of our favorite restaurants.  Pure Eatery (my favorite place in Fountain Square) donated wraps and salads for all.  Iaria's Italian Restaurant supplied the delicious meatballs, and the spread from Indy's own Sushi Boss and Rocket 88 Doughnuts were gobbled up fast.  I'd like to extend a big thanks to those restaurants that sponsored us!

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We have come a long way since our initial fundraising push began last summer.  We've opened our doors, purchased specialized equipment, changed a state law, and have started seeing our first clients.   You have all played a significant role in our early success.  As Allison and I explained on Wednesday, we hope you can help us spread the word past our existing network.   We handed out 10 copies of a pre-written Outreach Letter to each of you that explains our mission and explains our goals.   Now, we humbly ask for your help.   We hope you can find 10 people in your network to send the letter.  We left the title and the signature fields empty for you to fill in the fields or add a personal mesage.  

If you didn't take home the hard copies, you can download the letter and print it out here.  So, no excuses!

If each of you reach out to just 10 family members, friends, co-workers, or social groups, there is a solid chance we will find others interested in NeuroHope and eager to help us reach our goals.  We have an aggressive plan of $50,000 to raise by next spring which will ensure we stay viable until we can apply for money from the new state law.

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 Someone in your network may be the key to a major foundation or grant opportunity that can change the lives of many. LET'S FIND THEM!

 

 

 

 

Save the Date: Open House July 15!

It has been a thrilling 2015 at NeuroHope!  Without the financial support of our donors, and the interest many of you have displayed over the last year, we would not be where we are today.  Together, we are creating an unmatched standard of care for disabled individuals in Indiana and we have YOU to thank!

To show our appreciation, we are hosting a catered open house on Wednesday July 15!

This is a chance for our supporters to visit the clinic, enjoy a some dinner (Sushi Boss, Iaria's, B's Po Boy, Pizza King), meet our staff and clients, and kick around ideas to help expand the NeuroHope mission moving forward. Hopefully, you have been following our updates on Facebook and Twitter. Here is a rundown:

  • First three months of successful operation in the books
  • Serving 14 clients, totaling more than 150 visits in this short period of time
  • Hired Donna Peterson (PTA) to help Nora treat clients
  • Secured volunteer help from students at the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy 
  • Featured in the March 14 edition of the Indianapolis Business Journal: http://www.ibj.com/articles/52237-injured-diver-starts-clinic-that-fills-void-in-therapy?
  • Had a robotic exoskeleton in the clinic that one of our clients had the unique chance to try. Innovative technology and an inspiring moment! Video and blog: https://www.neurohopewellness.org/945
  • Since December, we’ve worked closely with key Indiana legislators and have spearheaded an effort that was signed into law by Gov. Pence on May 5th.  Beginning next year, physical therapy clinics that provide affordable extended care may seek funding from the Indiana Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injury Fund.

RandyEasyStandNeuroHope has reached a new milestone. We have a waitlist of clients. The need for long-term rehabilitation and wellness for individuals living with traumatic injury is significant, and the demand isMacy_Stand real. Now, we need to secure additional funding to expand our hours of operation past 3 days per week, hire another therapist, and keep our momentum STRONG so that our application for funding from the new law in 2016 is well received.
On July 15th, we will be explaining our goals and sharing an outreach letter (download it here).  This is a brief letter that we hope each of of our supporters will share with at least 10 people or groups in their network (friends, family, church, social club, etc.) There are likely individuals YOU know that will be moved or affected by our mission.  Let’s find them!

We would love to see you on July 15! If you are able to attend please RSVP (HERE!)

Come hungry! Food has been generously provided by: Sushi Boss, Iaria's, B's Po Boy, and Pizza King!

What: NeuroHope Open House

When: Wednesday, July 15th 6:00p – 8:00p

Where: 901 Shelby Street –  Southeast Community Services Building (2nd Floor)