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Celebrating 10 Years of Service!
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Dear Neuroworx Friends:

So much has happened over the last six months and we're excited to bring you up to date!

In this e-newsletter, you will learn about:
  • Our End-of-Year Remarkable Journey Campaign
  • Our Success with the LoveUT GiveUT Event
  • Our Patient Spotlight - Mark Christiansen
  • Our Latest "In The News" Stories
  • Our Upcoming Events

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
2013
End-Of-Year Remarkable Journey
Campaign Report


In mid-November of 2013, many of you were invited to join in our Remarkable Journey Campaign via direct mail. It was a wonderful opportunity to support our work by identifying the specific Neuroworx need or program you wished to fund. Our devoted staff created a wish list or Giving Menu which identified key equipment, program, and facility needs.

You were also introduced to BREANNA'S REMARKABLE JOURNEY story.

By way of report:
  • The Neuroworx 2013 Remarkable Journey Direct Mail Campaign ran from Nov 15 – Jan 15
  • It yielded $20,166.09 in donations
  • Jan & Dale's Discretionary Fund received the most donations for a single fund ($6,900).
  • Donors also gave to the 2281 Fund and purchased equipment (Adaptive Trike) and other things from the Gift Menu (Costco Cards). 
We express our profound gratitude for those who gave so generously!

If you did not receive our campaign piece in your mail box and would like to receive it in the future, PLEASE SIGN UP HERE.

In addition: If you'd like to know more about the funds to which you may give, please see the descriptions below. Every dollar changes a life.

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.
DONATE HERE


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.
DONATE HERE


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.
DONATE HERE

Thank you for GIVING
to the
Neuroworx Family Room!


WE EXCEEDED OUR GOAL!
 

Success by the Numbers:

                     Total Unique Donors               54
                     Total Raised                $8,035.00
                     Matching Grant:           $5,000.00

 

GRAND TOTAL: $13,035.00

Note: We  placed 22nd of 198 organizations in the small nonprofit category. This is solely based on the total number of donors (not amounts given). In the end, Neuroworx raised $2125.00 more dollars than the first place organization, but with 238 fewer donors. That means that our donors were really the MOST GENEROUS (giving much larger amounts) within the 24 hours of giving. You honor us. Thank you.

PATIENT SPOTLIGHT

Mark Christiansen
 
Mark Christiansen is one of the longest surviving quadriplegics in the world.

In 1960, at the age of 16, he broke his neck in a diving accident. The doctors didn't expect him to survive and let him lie in a hospital bed for several days before beginning treatment. He surprised them.
 
He continues to surprise everyone and is now in his fifty-third year of living with neck-down paralysis. He not only has survived, he has thrived. Mark eventually married and fathered three children. He started two successful businesses and continues to work today.

He has water skied, tubed, rafted, kayaked, sledded, snow-skied, flown, glided, and descended into the Grand Canyon. He's also traveled to Norway, Denmark, England, and Japan.

Mark drives himself in a specially adapted van created by an aeronautical engineer. He is the Chairman of the Board of the Utah Independent Living Center.

He is active in his church. He eats right, exercises, and remains in good health. He's close to a world record as the longest surviving quadriplegic. 

He has done all this yet can't feed himself;
He can't wipe his own nose;
He can't scratch an itch; 
He can't go to the bathroom alone.
 
Mark has consistently participated in the Neuroworx Health and Wellness Program for the past six years. As a 53-year-quad he’s learned the importance of physical exercise to maintain his health and overall well-being.
 

“The amazing crew and cutting edge technology at Neuroworx have helped me insurmountably.

Jan Black and the other staff members have a difficult job. I consider their work as important as any. I am motivated by their optimism and inspired as I watch others make progress.”
 
“Neuroworx, you have helped me gain strength and maintain my independence. You have also helped me mentally and emotionally. For these, I am eternally grateful.”
The Rec N' Crew Wheelchair Basketball Team

In case you didn't see the recent story on these terrific youth athletes, here is a quick synopsis and links.

Neuroworx is proud to have the junior wheelchair basketball team Rec N’ Crew (think of it as a Junior version of Team USA) and Captain Marshall Lindsey as part of our ‘team’ where they work out twice weekly. At the time of this news story, Rec N' Crew were
 ranked second in the nation and were about to play for a possible National Championship in April.

UPDATE:

In an April 5th National Championship Game, the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute's Jr. Rolling Timberwolves wheelchair basketball team beat the Utah Rec N' Crew 76-61.

 
We'd like to congratulate the Rec N' Crew team for a terrific season!
 
Chance Sackett's Inspiring Story


On January 22, 2014, Neuroworx was excited for our own Chance Sackett to return to the wrestling mats at Copper Hills High School. We express our special thanks to Sam Arishita for training and helping Chance prepare at Neuroworx, and to Lance Deeter for being his faithful training partner! 

Kris Sanford and His Attempt to Break the
Handcycle Quadriplegic Distance World Record


Former Neuroworx patient, Kris Sanford, intends to ride 1,000 miles from  Idaho Falls, ID to Huntington Beach, CA in order to raise $100,000.00.
 

You can help Kris and Neuroworx by going to Spinal Ride.com
Former Neuroworx Patient, Dustin Shillcox,
Proves 'Anything Is Possible'


New Research: An electronic device triggers movement in paraplegics.
 
5TH ANNUAL
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT


It's That Time Again!
 
Everyone looks forward to this AMAZING event and this year we present the
 movie of the year:

 
 The Amazing Spider-Man 2!!

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW by calling Neuroworx at (801) 619-3670.

All proceeds benefit Neuroworx.

REMEMBER: You can purchase your movie ticket with ($20) or without ($15) dinner.

Either way, we'll MEET you at the MOVIE at the MEGAPLEX (at the District in South Jordan) in MAY (the 20th)!!

Dinner begins at 5:30 pm and the Movie begins at 7:00 pm.
3RD ANNUAL
LEGACY RIVER RUN

to benefit Neuroworx

Legacy Retirement Communities
&
Alphagraphics of West Jordan

are sponsoring the

3rd Annual 5K/10K LEGACY RIVER RUN


 
One hundred percent of the proceeds raised will benefit Neuroworx and be used to provide physical therapy and specialized rehabilitative services for individuals affected by paralysis who need additional resources.

“We are profoundly grateful to Legacy Retirement Communities, Alphagraphics of West Jordan, and the myriad of volunteers and runners who support this event,” says Dr. Dale Hull, Neuroworx co-founder and executive director. ”As a result of community efforts like these, we can continue to give more at Neuroworx.”

The race will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. and will begin at Jordan River Park Pavilion (11000 South River Front Parkway) and end at Legacy Retirement (1617 W Temple Ln).

Race fees before May 19th are $25 (5K) and $35 (10K). Runners may register online at:

www.runnercard.com/roadrace/public/raceGroup/975141


For corporate sponsorships and donations (race shirt promotion and swag bags), please contact Leilani Palmer at (801) 253-4556 or leilanip@wslm.biz.
COME CELEBRATE WITH US!
Neuroworx 10th Anniversary

 
Come One,  Come All!
Come Near, Come Far!
 
We cannot wait to see everyone at the

Neuroworx 10th Anniversary
Open House


Friday, June 13, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 p.m
Workers Compensation Fund Building

This historical event commemorates ten years of serving those with paralysis in the Intermountain region--nearly 900 to date! 

We would love to see you and your families as we reunite for this very special occasion.

You can join us for dinner by making your reservation through the special google doc link and then pay for your dinner through the PayPal link. Your dinner ticket includes a raffle ticket for your chance to WIN one of the evening's many giveaways!

Additional raffle tickets will be available for purchase that evening for $1.00 each. Guests need not be present to win.

Dinner provided by Cafe Rio.

Questions? Call (801) 619-3670


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