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VIP NeuroRehabilitation Center (VIP) is proud to announce a new chapter in VIP’s story, beginning May 2023.
Over the last 9 years, VIP has been led by VIP President and patient, David Charbonnet, and supported by his wife, Janet, as VIP Administrator. VIP saw amazing growth and service to our patients during this season. Under this leadership, VIP served 242 patients and their families, provided over 25,000 hours of therapy, hosted 8 annual fundraisers, raised $166,000 for the VIP Scholarship Program, received grants from the Cushman Foundation, David C. Copley Foundation, Integra Foundation, Sundt Foundation, Quad Foundation, McKenzie Memorial Fund, and Billingsly Foundation, and partnered with organizations such as Beyond the Teams and 3 of 7 Project to raise incredible support for VIP’s mission. David and Janet value their time working with the incredible VIP Rehab Team, past and present; and proudly state that none of these successes would be possible without them.
As life has changed and become full in new ways for the Charbonnet family, David, and Janet will be stepping down from their roles in VIP and proudly passing the torch to a very deserving individual. David will remain active as VIP’s Chair of the Board and head fundraising efforts for the clinic and Janet will be focusing more time at home with their three children.
David wanted to share the impact this season at VIP has had on his life: “VIP started out as just a means for me to do rehab after my injury and get better physically. But as time went on I realized that VIP gave me the opportunity to regain what I had really lost, the opportunity to serve people. Getting to be part of VIP and helping others gifted me a new lease on life and brought a new passion to my whole family. I am forever grateful for that.”
And now, VIP is proud to announce that our very own, Brian Terrell, will step into the role of Executive Director in May 2023. Brian began working at VIP in 2016 as a Physical Therapy Technician and has been promoted multiple times over the last 7 years for his hard work, consistency, and understanding of patient needs. His most recent role as VIP Manager has prepared him well to take on the role of Executive Director of VIP and we are confident he will excel as leader of the non-profit. Brian is supported by our Board of Directors and amazing staff as this transition takes place.
Brian’s passion for neuro recovery started with his own neuro injury and this personal connection makes all the difference in one’s commitment and passion to help others. As a teenager, Brian was diagnosed with an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in his cervical spinal cord after a week of sudden and unexplained paralysis. After lengthy hospital stays, multiple surgeries, and years of dedicated physical and occupational therapy, Brian was very fortunate to regain strength and function. Brian's background in kinesiology and personal experience dealing with neurological deficits allows him to help and develop connections with others.
David and Brian are seamlessly moving ahead into their new roles with excitement and renewed passion. Within the next few months, Brian will be hiring additional staff to support VIP patients and their families. David is working on a fundraiser partnership with Omeo Technologies. This event will take place on Saturday, July 8th 2023 at Brick in Liberty Station and all support will go to VIP therapy. We hope you will join us in July and keep an eye out for additional team members coming soon.
Lastly, please take a moment to thank David and Janet for their service to VIP and welcome Brian into his new role. We are excited to see the amazing impact VIP will have during this next chapter!
Thank you to our amazing VIP patients & families!!! April is always a fun month to highlight the reason we exist- our patients!!! You all rock!
Happy Patient Appreciation Month!
April is Patient Appreciation Month at VIP!!! We are thankful for each patient and their family - you are the reason we exist and inspire us to work harder every day!
To say thank you, we will be doing a gift card drawing each Friday in April. To enter, just come to therapy- each session completed equals one entry!
Moments like these are the best part of the Omeo! Want to learn more? Join us for the Made To Move Event by @my_omeo
Save the Date:
July 8th, 2023
The Brick at Liberty Station
11-5:00 Open House
Join us in an open house-style event to experience the Omeo at the historic Liberty Station while meeting spinal cord injury clinics from the area, as well as other adaptive resources and services available to the San Diego community. Check back soon for more details on featured Veteran run businesses, adaptive resources, and suppliers who will be partnering with us on this Event.
A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to Courtney on her white coat ceremony! It’s a big step on the path to her graduating with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy! VIP has been lucky to have her on our team for the last several years while she has been in school! Way to go!
William, our newest scholarship recipient, is getting ready to try out or pediatric Lokomat! Amazing benefits to the mind and body when getting upright!
David is showing off some new swag at the VIP clinic from the amazing @3_of_7project fundraiser in December! Chad and Chili inspired so many in those 24 hrs and we love that their story will continue! Thank you to all those who supported and gave so generously to VIP!
Details about all upcoming and past VIP NeuroRehabilitation events, news, and interesting posts can be found here!