VIP is proud to welcome our newest scholarship recipient, Andrew and his family! We are honored to help them and look forward to seeing more of their journey!
Andrew's mom shares their story below:
On May 3,2007 while driving down the road, my then husband handed the wheel off to our 11 year old son to attend to a iPod. Our oldest son misguided a turn and the truck struck 3 trees impacting Andy to the head, face and chest each time.
Andrew who was 3 at the time and his sister of 4, were NOT in car seats!! I unfortunately was not there, nor did I know about my children’s accident until it was too late.
For the past 11 years I have done everything I can to rehabilitate my son! Everything! I researched and followed for 6 years about the robot and spider cage only to know that my family could not afford the extensive amount of care he needed.
In 2015, I retired from the Marine Corps and have devoted my entire life to advocating, educating and striving to rehabilitate not only my son but also assist those with disabilities!!
Today, sitting in the car only moments before going in and receiving this email stating that he has help in this, I broke down for the first time crying!!!
Thank you, thank you so very much!!!
You really have no idea how much my family appreciates this and how grateful we are!!!!
We look forward to this amazing adventure with you all and you can bet HE WILL RECOVER!!!!
VIP is proud to welcome Navy Veteran, Charles, to the VIP Scholarship Program!
Charles came to VIP to gain strength, flexibility and increased range of motion after suffering a spinal cord injury with traumatic brain injury during a cycling accident. Charles has lived a very active lifestyle and looks forward to gaining back independence. He would love to get back to his favorite activity as well - cycling! This quote from Charles sums up his awesome attitude and we are proud to have him at VIP -
"I am 56 years young and plan to live my life with the youth and vitality of my last 56 years."
VIP is excited to welcome our newest scholarship recipient, Victor!
Victor was in his last semester of college when he suffered a traumatic brain injury from a car accident about 14 months ago. He has come to VIP to work on his mobility and improve his cognitive skills. Victor's family is extremely thankful for the support of the VIP Scholarship Program and excited to see the improvement to come!
Victor's scholarship was made possible by the Integra Foundation and various individual donors to the VIP Scholarship Program!
We are proud to announce that for the second year, the Sundt Foundation has donated $2,500 to the VIP Scholarship Program specifically for pediatric patients!
Sundt employees give back to the communities where they live and work through the Sundt Foundation, which makes grants that improve the lives of disadvantaged children and adults. The Foundation also supports volunteer efforts by employees to collect food for disadvantaged families, repair homes, and raise money through fundraising events.
VIP is honored to have continued support from the Sundt Foundation! Check back soon for updates on our scholarship recipients!
VIP is proud to announce that for the 3rd year in a row a very generous foundation has provided $10,000 for the VIP Scholarship Program! This grant is specifically for active duty military and veterans and VIP is honored to give back a little those who have sacrificed for our freedoms.
To apply for a scholarship or to donate to this program, please visit our VIP Scholarship Program page.
VIP would like to welcome our newest patient to join the VIP Scholarship Program, Kenton!
Kenton was in a motorcycle accident about a year ago that caused traumatic brain injury and multiple other injuries. Doctors were unsure if he would make it through the initial period after the accident, but Kenton is a fighter! He now has the goal to walk and works very hard everyday.
Kenton served as a Marine Sniper prior to his injury and we are thankful for his service to our country and honored to be able to aide him in his recovery.
Kenton's scholarship was made possible through the David C. Copley Foundation. If you are interested in supporting the VIP Scholarship Program, please visit the VIP Scholarship Program page today!
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.
We are proud to welcome our newest scholarship recipient, Irving, to VIP NeuroRehab!
Irving served in the U.S. Army and we are thankful for his years of service. He grew up in Boston, attended Georgetown Law School and became a U.S. Attorney, appointed by President Nixon. He later became District Attorney in Ventura County.
At the age of 67, Irving suffered a stroke and is now experiencing right side paralysis and expressive aphasia. He has come to VIP to gain stability and strength through exercise.
Irving is a hard worker and committed to improving! We look forward to seeing his progress.
VIP is honored to have received a $5,000 grant from the David C. Copley Foundation
early this month for the VIP Scholarship Program.
The David C. Copley Foundation's mission to carry on the Copley family’s legacy of giving by funding nonprofit organizations making a difference in the areas of human services, military and military veterans, youth development, medical and medical research, especially those programs and services improving the life or opportunities of the under-served in the San Diego area, aligns closely to what VIP is all about and we are proud to have their support!
If would also like to support this program or are in need of a scholarship,
please visit VIP Scholarship Program for an application.
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.
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