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Celebrating 10 Years of Service!
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Dear Neuroworx Friends:

It has been an exciting six months with a whirlwind of wonderful activities and celebrations! 

In this e-newsletter you will learn about:
  • 2014 Remarkable Journey and New Building Campaign
  • Groundbreaking Ceremony 
  • 10th Anniversary Celebration and Special Recognition by Utah's Governor, Gary R. Herbert
  • Patient Spotlight - Carson Tueller
  • Latest 'In The News' Stories
  • A New Way to Donate through your Amazon Purchases
Please feel free to share/forward this e-newsletter to others who may have interest in our Journey.

Thank you for your support!

Dale Hull, MD, MPA                                                        Jan Black, MS, PT           
Co-Founder & Executive Director                                  Co-Founder &  Clinic Director


 
NEUROWORX - Where Remarkable Happens
2014 REMARKABLE JOURNEY CAMPAIGN
BE A PART OF THE NEUROWORX MISSION
AND SELECT A GIVING OPPORTUNITY TODAY!

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BUILDING FUND
Whether you receive our end-of-year letter or this email, we hope that you will consider donating to our 2014 Remarkable Journey Campaign.

Giving Opportunities are as follows:
  1. JAN & DALE'S DISCRETIONARY FUND - support all of our programs with your donation
  2. NOAH'S ARK RAINY DAY FUND - support pediatrics program 
  3. W.A.L.R.U.S. FUND - support Lokomat therapy
  4. 2281 FUND - support financial aid and supplemental care 
  5. BUILDING FUND - support construction of our new facility Learn More

CASH OR CHECK may be mailed to Neuroworx at 10376 S Jordan Gateway, South Jordan, UT 84095

ONLINE DONATIONS may be made using PayPal HERE. Please indicate your choice of fund in the 'Billing Address Line 2'.

If you don't have a personal PayPal account look for this text and click 'continue':


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Use your credit card or bank account (where available). Continue

 
Thank you for supporting Neuroworx
#give2push4more

Any unmarked donation will go toward Jan and Dale's Discretionary Fund


Neuroworx is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Your contribution is tax deductible.


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NOAH'S ARK RAINY
DAY FUND

Noah is a young boy with an unclassified neurological condition that has affected his motor skills. Currently, his only hope for improvement is aggressive and persistent rehabilitation. His mother was successful in raising $28,000 for a Neuroworx fund to help other children like him in need of financial assistance. In honor of Noah and his family, we named this pediatric fund the Noah's Ark Rainy Day Fund.
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W.A.L.R.U.S. FUND

This acronym stands for "Walking Always Leads to Real, Unparalleled Success" and was created (both the fund and the abbreviation) by Sam Harrison, a former patient at Neuroworx. Sam experienced a cervical spinal cord injury resulting in profound quadriplegia. During his therapy he was challenged by a PT student to channel his "inner cheetah" to improve his paralysis. This became a source of amusement and so when Sam made the decision to give back to others, he requested that the fund be given the WALRUS label as a tongue-in-cheek reference to his channeling experience as well as acknowledging the benefit he receives from the Lokomat. This fund provides Lokomat time for individuals who would benefit, but who do not have the means.
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2281 FUND

Neuroworx provides care to individuals regardless of ability to pay -- including additional supplemental time given to all patients. This requires a financial fund to ensure that everyone receives the the care they need. Early in the history of Neuroworx, the co-founders created a therapy package that included twenty-seven visits. They tried to make it as affordable as possible based on cost and came up with a value of $2,281. Ten years later, that same amount still provides twenty-seven therapy visits.
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'GIVING TUESDAY' 
If not today, we encourage you to give
December 2nd,
in honor of 'Giving Tuesday'.


We have a day for giving thanks (Thanksgiving) and two days for getting great deals (Black Friday and Cyber Monday), and now 'Giving Tuesday' is a global day dedicated to celebrating generosity and giving back.

Join us by donating and sharing on Giving Tuesday.

 #neuroworx   #give2push4more   #givingtuesday
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GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY
Local corporate, government, and foundation VIPs

turn a shovel in honor of the new facility


From L to  R: Dave Chidester (Neuroworx Board), Christian Deputy(Neuroworx Board Chair), Dallas Bradford (WCF Board Chair), Steve Fairbanks (Sandy City Council), Wayne Niederhauser (President Utah Senate), Ed Yeates (KSL - TV), Kathleen and Joe Sorenson (Sorenson Legacy Foundation), Dale Hull (Neuroworx Executive Director), Jan Black (Neuroworx Clinic Director), Dennis Lloyd (WCF Senior VP), Jay Francis (Larry H and Gail Miller Family Foundation), Lonnie Bullard (Jacobsen Construction), Alan Astle (Neuroworx Board), Shaun Michel (Neuroworx Board), Eric Hutchings (Utah House of Representatives), Scott Westra (WCF Senior VP), Weldon Bracken (WCF FM), and Mike Willard (WCF Senior VP). 
 

PLEASED BUT NOT SATISFIED

The Case for a New Neuroworx Building
 


On the afternoon of August 27, 2014 nearly 200 guests and clients gathered at the Workers Compensation Fund building to lend their support as we broke ground on the new Neuroworx facility.

The event began with a lunch reception followed by a short program led by KSL's Ed Yeates who served as the Master of Ceremonies. Speakers included:

Christian Deputy, Neuroworx Board Chairman
Dennis Lloyd, Senior VP of Workers Compensation Fund
Steve Fairbanks, Sandy City Council
Eric Hutchings, Utah House of Representatives
Wayne Niederhauser, President of the Utah Senate
Jay Francis, Executive VP Miller Family Philanthropy
Carson Tueller, Neuroworx Client
Jan Black and Dale Hull, Neuroworx  Co-founders

Of particular note were the comments of Councilman Steve Fairbanks, who spoke very emotionally of a back injury that left him wondering for a number of seconds how his own life might be impacted by paralysis. It was a tender and poignant reminder of how so many individual's lives are changed in an instant (see our patient spotlight on Carson Tueller below).

Select guests were then invited to the groundbreaking site to don a hardhat, man a shovel and take part in the photo line-up. Other guests and clients also attended an Open House reception from 2:00 - 3:00 later that afternoon.

If you'd like to view the event video click here and scroll down.


THE NEED

Why a new facility? Neuroworx simply needs more space to serve more folks who are determined to push the envelope physically and mentally in dealing with their paralysis.

Workers Compensation Fund (WCF) has stepped forward to meet the need for increased access to care. They are building this much-needed 24, 5000 square foot, two-level center. It will contain space for specialized aquatic therapy, enlarged land therapy with state-of-the-art robotic equipment for gait training, and a gymnasium and multi-purpose room for wheelchair and walking practice--and for promoting wheelchair-based sports. Adults and children will all have access to this unique--if not revolutionary--place as they follow new paths and new directions in their rehabilitation.

But WCF's help can only go so far. In order to continue its mission as a premier neurorehabilitation center, Neuroworx must stand on its own. We ask for your help in completing what WCF has started by contributing to the building fund. You can do this by:
 
  • sending CASH or CHECK to: Neuroworx,10376 S Jordan Gateway, South Jordan, UT 84095
  Be sure and indicate 'building fund' on the Billing Address Line 2


Thank you to those who served on the planning committee for this event: 

Dennis Lloyd, WCF                  Steffanie Pickup, WCF                     Nicki Clark, WCF
Jill Christensen, WCF               Matt Goldsberry, WCF                    Danielle Denne, WCF
Sam Arishita                             Jodie Galland

 
Photo L: KSL's Ed Yeates welcomes guests as the Master of Ceremonies.

Photo R: Mr. Joe Sorenson announces further support from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation.
Photo L: A crowd of 200 enjoy the heartwarming and moving ceremony.
Photo R: The incredible Neuroworx staff smile eagerly about their upcoming new digs.
Co-founders Dale Hull, MD, MPA and Jan Black, MS, PT break ground together along with a celebratory fist bump.
10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

NEUROWORX CELEBRATES TEN YEARS OF SERVICE


Guests galore. Games and raffles. Cake and balloons.

All combined for a festive celebration on the evening of June 13th


It was a standing-room-only event as guests arrived in droves to celebrate the historic occasion and enjoy the family reunion! Past clients and their families came from near and far to pay tribute to co-founders Dale Hull and Jan Black and their 'just plain crazy' idea to give neurorehabilitation clients what they need rather than what they could pay for. 

This choice of superior outcomes over optimal revenue has garnered a life-time of thanks from the nearly 1000 individuals and their families who have received this support over the last ten years. And so they came.

Guests enjoyed a Mexican buffet from Cafe Rio, mini cupcakes from One Sweet Slice, and the chance to win a plethora of prizes. The 'heads or tails' wristband game proved to be a favorite with the winner walking away with a night's stay at The Montage Deer Valley, picnic basket to-go, and 2 Utah Symphony and Opera tickets to the Deer Valley outdoor concert series--a retail value of $1,100 for the package!

Thanks to all who celebrated with us!

We also wish to thank the evening's sponsor, Friends of Noah Miller and the Noah's Ark Rainy Day Fund, and the many local business vendors who donated nearly $7,000 in food and prizes to make the evening so special for all!

A very special thanks to Steffanie Pickup and Jodie Galland for their incredible service and oversight during the planning and execution of this event.
Photo L: Dale Hull and Jan Black cut the cake.

Photo R: Event host and WCF President and CEO, Ray Pickup, extends his Congratulations and Best Wishes.
Photo L: Meg Johnson talks about being one of the first patients at Neuroworx.

Photo R: JulieLynn  Reardon is recognized for her participation on the Neuroworx Ragnar Relay Team that she named the Runnin’ Angels.
Photo L: Ghalia El Bardai created her “charity lemonade stand”, the Ghalia Foundation, and presented a jar of money that she collected for Neuroworx.

Photo R: A bounteous display at the raffle table.
SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Photo from L to R: Jan Black, Governor Gary Herbert, and Dale Hull

A Gubernatorial Nod


On Thursday, May 8th, 2014, Utah Governor Gary Herbert met with Neuroworx co-founders Jan Black and Dale Hull in the Gold Room of the Utah State Capitol. Governor Herbert honored Neuroworx with a Gubernatorial letter and photo in recognition of the Neuroworx 10 year Anniversary and in honor of a decade of dedicated service to the paralysis community of Utah.

To read the text of his letter click here
PATIENT SPOTLIGHT
CARSON TUELLER

Before my spinal cord injury, I lived life on the go, often biting off more than I could chew when it came to my attempts to feel like an accomplished 23 year old. I was a full-time premed student on instrumental and vocal scholarship, teaching private music lessons, competing on USA swimming club teams, taking private piano instruction, and working toward potential future auditions in flute performance. I love the feeling of progress, and I have always thrived on a challenge.
 
On December 30, 2014 my family and I decided to go to a local trampoline park. What I didn’t know as I walked into that park was that I would not walk out. I was tumbling into a foam pit doing maneuvers that I had done dozens of times before, but the foam was too low at this poorly maintained park and I bottomed out on the back of my head, fracturing C6 and bursting C7. I was left paralyzed at C8.
 
I remember attempting to get out of the pit and realizing that I couldn’t. Once I realized I could move my arm, I stuck it out of the foam and tried to get my family’s attention. The first to my aid was my father, who knew immediately that I was paralyzed. After telling me that he could not move me, I said in a calm tone between labored breaths, “Dad, I’m paralyzed”.
 
As concerned as I was, and as many images of myself playing the flute or swimming flew through my head, I remember feeling exceptionally calm and thinking, “I still have love, and that’s the most important thing. I have my friends and my family.” I was eventually taken by life flight to the University of Utah where I would begin the most difficult journey of my life. Recovery.
 
I truly questioned whether I could ever be happy again. My mobility and freedom was an incredible strength to me emotionally, and was always an outlet to any other life stress. My motto became “defy the odds” as I struggled to replace old sources of happiness with new ones. Neuroworx became a crucial part of this process.
 
For me, and many others, Neuroworx is the ultimate symbol of hope. It gave me a reason to get up day after day and face the darkness of loss and grief. It was at Neuroworx that I got back into the pool and began swimming again--and where it evolved from therapy to being a competitive sport again. In September I competed in my first Paralympic meet, and have since qualified for the upcoming Canadian/American games in Toronto.
 
It has been nearly a year since my injury, and I am still searching for the peace that comes with acceptance and healing, but I believe that I am moving in the right direction. Sometimes it’s still hard for me to find much to be grateful for, but I am always grateful for the people in my life who have proved that it was not in vain for me to believe in that trampoline pit that I still had what really mattered... Love. I recognize that I am indebted to all those who have loved and supported me over this last year, and who have so often believed in me more than I have believed in myself.


You can follow Carson on his blog at:

http://prayforcarsontueller.blogspot.com/
WHAT OTHERS DO FOR US
2014 NEUROWORX
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

 
Our 3rd Annual Family Movie NIght was, once again, a great success thanks to the effort of Peter Osuchowski and the generosity of the Larry H Miller Megaplex Theaters at The District.

As one of the head food managers for the Miller Theaters, Peter arranges all the details and personally oversees the preparation and serving of a wonderful pre-movie meal. Participants are then treated to popcorn, drinks and candy before entering the theater.

This year’s movie was Amazing Spiderman 2. Almost $5,000 raised this year will help with therapy care for individuals needing assistance.

Thank you Peter!


* 100% of the proceeds raised for this event benefit Neuroworx.
2014 LEGACY RIVER RUN RAISES $11,500.00 for PARALYSIS
 
Thanks to a beautiful Saturday morning on May 31 and the collaborative and exhaustive efforts of an amazing planning committee, sponsors, volunteers, and runners, the annual Legacy River Run continues to grow in leaps and bounds!

This year we added 50 more runners (from 130 - 180) and $4,000 more in proceeds (from $7,500 - $11,500) as compared to the 2013 Run.

A special thanks to Lisa Long, Corporate Marketing Director at Legacy Retirement Communities, and Kim Wendelboth, Manager of Alphagraphics of West Jordan, for their unfailing efforts and commitment to this charity event to benefit Neuroworx. They are passionate and giving women who lead out so very well.

You can find Legacy River Run on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. @legacyriverrun #legacyriverrun

* 100% of the proceeds raised during this event benefit Neuroworx.
CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
Operating Engineers Local #3 Distict 12

Neuroworx was honored to be the charity recipient of the OE3 Golf Tournament held at the Park City Golf Club on July 11th.

This was the 5th Annual Utah Charity Golf Tournament made possible by the Operating Engineers Community Service Fund. Teams enjoyed 18 holes, a barbecue lunch, refreshments, and a raffle.

Executive Director, Dale Hull was on hand to personally receive a $5,000 check from District 12 Representative, Justin Diston.

We would like to thank our WCF friends who were instrumental in our receiving these funds.
IN THE NEWS

Chance Sackett Walks at Graduation


Chance Sackett amazed everyone, collecting his diploma amidst cheering and a standing ovation. It was an emotional experience few could forget.
 

 
Angie and Noah Miller's Story
 
Angie Miller is a Workers Compensation Fund employee whose son, Noah, is a Neuroworx patient. She recently wrote the most beautiful article for the July 2014 WCF Newsletter that we're sure you'll enjoy reading.
 
IN MEMORIAM
 

Neuroworx wishes to recognize the passing of
Mark Christiansen on September 11th, 2014. 
He will be missed by so many.
Read his obituary here.

A NEW WAY TO DONATE
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