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Brian & Tim are showing off VIP's new spin bike! Another way to keep therapy challenging and fun!
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A special THANK YOU to RoadRunner Sports who generously donated athletic apparel for our VIP Staff! These shirts are comfortable and great for our active staff.
We are grateful for the support of community businesses like RoadRunner Sports!
Last night at the 2017 Military & Veteran Entrepreneur Awards, hosted by the Rosie Network and the San Diego Business Journal, VIP's President, David Charbonnet was awarded 2017 Best Executive in the non-profit category! The evening was filled with amazing stories of military and veterans thriving in the business sector and we are proud to have VIP and David featured among them!
This video below of David's acceptance of the award shares his heart for VIP and its patients.
The 2017 awards program recognizes military veterans and their spouses in the San Diego region who have made a significant achievement in their careers in the past year, have a strong record of innovation or outstanding performance in their work and are actively involved in our community. Individual awards honor veterans who have transitioned to the private sector business community and demonstrated leadership, expertise, innovation and/or community involvement.
Additionally, winners will be highlighted in the November 6th San Diego Business Journal so keep an eye out!
VIP is proud to announce that the 3rd Annual Rock & Roll Fundraiser raised $15,510 in support for VIP NeuroRehab! We are so thankful for the generous donors who made this possible!
Also, we wanted to share photos from this wonderful event,
courtesy of Marie Monforte Photography!
See them all in our gallery below:
Thank you to the 100+ individuals who attended the 3rd Annual Rock & Roll Fundraiser last night! The event was a huge success and a fun celebration for our patients and supporters. We also want to thank those who celebrated from afar. VIP is honored to have the support of so many! Event photos and total support raised will be shared soon, so keep an eye out!
Lastly, we wanted to share a video message from VIP's President, David, which was shown at the fundraiser. VIP has had an exciting year and we wanted to share with you all as well! Enjoy!
VIP is proud to report that our President, David Charbonnet, has been named a finalist in the 2017 Veteran and Military Entrepreneur Awards hosted by the San Diego Business Journal and the Rosie Network for his work at VIP NeuroRehabilitation Center!
The 2017 awards program recognizes military veterans and their spouses in the San Diego region who have made a significant achievement in their careers in the past year, have a strong record of innovation or outstanding performance in their work and are actively involved in our community.
Individual awards honor veterans who have transitioned to the private sector business community and demonstrated leadership, expertise, innovation and/or community involvement.They could be working for a bank, a small retail business or a defense contractor. To be eligible, individuals must reside and work in San Diego County. Individuals must be a veteran or spouse/ex spouse of a veteran or an active service member. Emerging is a category for veterans who have transitioned out of the active service in the past five years.
We are proud to highlight one of our Board Members, Steve Burgher, who participated in the Bomb Squad Fundraiser in Dallas, TX today to raise support for the Bird's Eye View Project and VIP!
The Bird's Eye View Project was set up because "many charities positively and profoundly impact the lives of Veterans and First-Responders, but they need a bigger platform and more funding to share their story and highlight the needs of those they serve. Our project will showcase a series of BIG events that will raise BIG awareness and funding for charity."
We are proud of Steve for his work in supporting Veterans and First Responders! Here is what he had to say about joining the fundraiser:
Why I joined the Bomb Squad:
It is a privilege to be a member of the "Bomb Squad", supporting the efforts of the Birds Eye View project to draw attention to the needs of Veterans and First-Responders, and the men and women who work to address those needs.
Simultaneously I am jumping to support my friend and medically retired Navy SEAL David Charbonnet and his work with VIP NeuroRehabilitation (VIP). David is the president of VIP. His work at VIP started initially as a patient after he sustained a spinal cord injury and subsequent paraplegia during a parachuting accident with his SEAL Team in 2011 in preparation for a deployment. VIP is a non-profit organization in San Diego, California, with a mission to provide top quality neuro rehabilitation to disabled military veterans, children, and to ALL who are in need.
The jump is symbolic of being "all in" for those who have given of themselves to defend and protect our freedoms and the security we enjoy as a nation and within our home communities.
VIP is honored to have the support of the Quad Foundation for one of our newest patients, Yi.
Yi is a student at UCSD, working to achieve his PhD in Physics. He dreams to become a teacher after graduation and enjoys being a TA, which he has done for 5 years. Yi is also working on this thesis research and expects to graduate 2019/2020.
In January 2017, Yi suffered a spinal cord injury while skiing. He attended Sharp for acute rehabilitation earlier this year and now has joined VIP for continued therapy. Yi gives his all each and every day at therapy.
The support of the Quad Foundation will make a huge difference to Yi and his family as his parents left their jobs and moved to San Diego to help him recover.
If you would like to support Yi as well, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE (6/5/2017) VIP is proud to update that the Integra Foundation has also supplied a scholarship for Yi to continue therapy! We are thankful to be supported by a generous community in San Diego who simply wants to help the disabled in San Diego.
UPDATE (7/31/2017) VIP is proud to report that the David C. Copley Foundation has also supplied a scholarship for Yi to continue therapy at VIP! It is amazing to see all those who have supported Yi and his journey to recovery.
VIP is honored to award a VIP Scholarship to Erik, an active duty Chief Petty Officer in the Navy.
Erik suffered a mid-thoracic spinal cord injury in a car accident on September 14, 2015. He has come to VIP to build muscle below his level of injury and really push himself to gain all the function he can.
Erik has served our country for 19 years and plans to retire after 20 years of service. His two year old daughter is the love of his life and he enjoys the Denver Broncos, Brazilian Jujitsu and collecting comic books.
Erik works extremely hard every therapy session and we are honored to have him! Thank you for your service Erik!
If you are interested in supporting our injured military and veterans, please visit the VIP Scholarship Program page for additional details.
VIP is proud to report that we have received a $4,000 grant from the Sundt Foundation to support the VIP Scholarship Program. With this generous grant, VIP will be able to give another 40 hours of free therapy through our scholarship program!
Sundt has been dedicated to improving the communities where it operates. In 1999, Sundt expanded this effort by creating the Sundt Foundation, a separate non-profit organization focused on the needs of disadvantaged children and adults. The Foundation receives most of its funding through employee contributions, which are matched by the company. The Foundation also supports volunteer efforts by employees to collect food for disadvantaged families, repair homes, and raise money through fundraising events. To date, they have provided over $7.7 million in aid to community organizations in Arizona, California, and Texas.
To learn more about the Sundt Foundation and the great work they are doing visit: http://www.sundt.com/community-industry/sundt-foundation/
VIP is proud to be one of their chosen community organizations and we are thankful for their generous support of the VIP Scholarship Program!
Details about all upcoming and past VIP NeuroRehabilitation events, news, and interesting posts can be found here!