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NeuroHope Receives $25,000 From OrthoIndy Foundation

The year 2020 has been turbulent for non-profit organizations.   Fundraising is always a challenge, but never more than this year   Charities had to sustain temporary closures due to COVID-19, and need to raise more funds than usual to make up for lost time and to implement program changes.

Thankfully, there are angel organizations, donors, and foundations that believe in NeuroHope and are eager to help!

I’m thrilled to announce that NeuroHope is the proud recipient of a $25,000 program grant from the OrthoIndy and Indiana Orthopedic Hospital Foundation!  This generous gift is made possibly by the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF).  The OrthoIndy Foundation was created in 2012 with a mission to improve mobility and function for residents of central Indiana.  The Foundation supports local programs that work  to increase self-sufficiency, promote wellness, and improve the quality of life for individuals in need.

The Foundation first believed in our vision back in 2016, when it supplied NeuroHope with a generous expansion grant to help our clinic move to our current location.   In the four years since, NeuroHope has grown to form a true continuum of care program for people living with and recovering from paralysis, and we’ve helped 184 people on their road to recovery.

Our program revolves around providing supplemental therapy and exercise for patients.  Most people attend NeuroHope because their insurance coverage for physical therapy has been capped.  These patients need extended therapy and more time with specialists to work on goals that maximize recovery and improve their quality of life.   This award from the OrthoIndy Foundation helps fund the supplementary care we provide, and will ensure our program remains strong in 2021 and beyond.  We are humbled and honored to have their support!

NeuroHope Moving to the Incrediplex!

It’s official! NeuroHope is moving October 1st!  Walls are being torn down, ceilings altered, and construction is underway to provide our clinic with a new home as we ramp up and expand services for 2018.

We are proud to partner with the Incrediplex, a 4-acre sports and entertainment complex in Lawrence (6002 Sunnyside Rd.) that is building our new gym attached to their existing wellness center on the east end of their “Incredible” campus.  The dream we had four years ago to open a hybrid rehabilitation / wellness clinic for people living with neurologic injury is becoming a reality this fall.  In moments like these, when the work and sacrifices made over the years come to fruition, we pinch ourselves and hope we don’t wake up!

We are also honored to have been formally invited by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network (NRN) to join their prestigious collaboration of rehabilitation / wellness centers.  NRN sites implement state-of-the-art therapy and wellness programs tied to evidence-based practices uniquely performed and researched at the best rehabilitation centers in the world, including The Shepherd Center (Atlanta), Craig Hospital (Denver), Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (New Jersey), and Frazier Rehabilitation Institute (Louisville).

NeuroHope will be the 12th NRN site, and the 6th independent gym in the world (not tied to a clinical hospital system) that will be participating in unique NRN programs and providing patients with affordable post-acute therapy and exercise.

We have already started to practice some of the NRN’s exclusive Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) sessions.  These pictures show two of our rockstar patients (Nathan and Mark) standing while hooked up to 12 channels of stimulation.  The bottom picture shows the NRN treadmill system that will be at NeuroHope after our move!

As a NRN satellite, we will be collecting data at NeuroHope and will be teaming with researchers from the University of Indianapolis to track outcome measures and program satisfaction.

(Much more on THIS exciting development soon!)

When NeuroHope opened its doors two years ago, our vision including bringing a NRN site to Indiana. It seemed far-fetched.  This fall, it too, will be a reality thanks to support from organizations like the University of Indianapolis, the OrthoIndy Foundation and our many sponsors and supporters.

We are ready!

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!

NeuroHope Awarded $36,000 Grant from OrthoIndy Foundation!

I’m thrilled to announce that NeuroHope is the recipient of a $36,000 program grant from the OrthoIndy and Indiana Orthopedic Hospital Foundation!  This generous gift is made possibly by the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF).  We are honored to have their support!

The OrthoIndy Foundation was created in 2012 with a mission to improve mobility and function for residents of Central Indiana.  The Foundation supports local programs that work specifically to increase self-sufficiency, promote wellness, and improve the quality of life for individuals in need.

NeuroHope centers its program on providing supplemental physical therapy services for individuals living with and recovering from neurologic injury.  Most patients attend NeuroHope because their insurance coverage has been capped.  These individuals need extended therapy and more time with specialists to work on goals that maximize recovery and improve their quality of life.   NeuroHope offers drastically discounted private-pay rates so that individuals have an affordable option to continue the care they need.

This award from the OrthoIndy Foundation helps fund the supplementary care we provide, and will ensure our program remains strong in 2017!