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The New, Expanded Neuroworx Facility

Dear Neuroworx Friend,

It's been a crazy, exciting, exhilarating, stressful, and wonderful six months -- with plenty more to come!

  • First and foremost, an expression of GRATITUDE
  • Our just-launched 2015 REMARKABLE JOURNEY CAMPAIGN. Are you in?
  • SPECIAL REPORT on our Ribbon Cutting and Open House Celebration
  • Patient Spotlight - Jedediah Beckstead
  • IN THE NEWS
  • EVENTS REPORT
  • REMINDER of our critical funding needs for the building and how you can become a Legacy Donor with Your Name. Our Future.
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TWO WORDS. THANK YOU.
There are not nearly enough ways to express our appreciation for your generous support, but here are three that sum things up nicely:

* You = Awesome. Us = Grateful.

* You are what making a difference looks like.

* You're kind of a big deal. Don't believe us? Ask our patients.

We wouldn't and couldn't be where we are without you. Thank you. 
2015 REMARKABLE JOURNEY CAMPAIGN
ARE YOU IN?
The 2015 Remarkable Journey campaign is on!
 

Thank you so much for supporting our mission over the last eleven plus years. 

In 2014, you generously gave $22,125.00 which helped with our need. This year we hope to raise $40,000.00 in order to meet our increasing need. Every gift matters, especially yours!

And, if you're not currently on our mailing list, don't let that stop you. Simply choose your favorite fund and easiest method of payment by clicking here.

It's the Season of Giving, so whether you give today or on the National Day of Giving, December 1 (#GivingTuesday), please celebrate generosity and GIVE where you can.

Thank YOU! You're awesome.
RIBBON CUTTING AND OPEN HOUSE
We now have an excellent physical space
that matches our excellent therapy. -- Dr. Dale Hull
On a sun-drenched late-summer afternoon, benefactors and dignitaries, business and community leaders, and staff and patients gathered to celebrate the NEW Neuroworx. It happened August 27th -- exactly one year from breaking ground.

During the ceremonial program, Sandy Mayor, Tom Dolan, warmly welcomed Neuroworx to Sandy City and Workers Compensation Fund's Board Chair, Dallas Bradford, said that when lives are hurt, people hurt. That's when compassionate care changes lives and restores dignity -- and Neuroworx certainly provides this.

Co-founders Jan Black and Dale Hull were overwhelmed with how their crazy idea has now blossomed into a two-level, first-class facility. Said Jan, "We are thrilled to be able to continue offering our innovative neurorehabilitation in a state-of-the-art facility. These injuries require extra time and effort. It is wonderful to have the space and equipment to make a difference in people's lives."

Jan and Dale also awarded the Indelible Difference Award to it's first recipient and namesake, Mr. Dennis Lloyd. Dennis was instrumental and visionary in making the new building happen and, in so doing, is making a difference in the lives of so many who face the catstrophic circumstances caused by paralysis. Dennis currently serves on the Neuroworx Board of Directors.

Following the program, photos, and the official cutting of the ribbon, guests enjoyed touring the facility along with a light lunch. Overall, it was an amazing day!

We express our gratitude for those who took the time to be with us and for those whose support we have felt over these many years and, in one way or another, made this day possible.

For additional event photos click here.
For images of the New, Expanded Facility click here.

A warm thank you to these Ribbon Cutting event donors who made the day extra special for everyone:

AV Systems
Barr Photography
PinProsPlus
RubySnap
Rugged Rental
Sandy Chamber
The Rose Shop
Two Men and a Truck
Utah Chair Rental
Workers Compensation Fund
YESCO Outdoor Media


NOTE: For those who were unable to attend, we welcome your visit anytime!
PATIENT SPOTLIGHT
I absolutely love Neuroworx.
The people here have been a life-line for me.
I wish you could have been with me as I spoke to Jedediah Beckstead recently. From depression and anxiety resulting from bipolar disorder, attempted suicide, alcoholism, and divorce to complete emotional and spiritual transformation, peak physical wellness, personal education and development, and unimaginable family and financial successes, Jedediah’s life is full of amazing highs and lows — and this was all before his injury on that fateful day of March 29th, 2015.

Just nine days before, and after years of trying, Jedediah and his wife, Traci, found out that they were finally expecting a child together. Life was good, very good. And so it was on an early spring Sunday morning, before leaving for a church meeting, that Jedediah invited his girls, Ava and Breeana, to join him in a morning trounce on the trampoline.

As any playful dad would, Jedediah attempted to mount the trampoline in a front-somersault fashion. It was in that moment that his bad shoulder gave out, causing him to fall three feet to the ground, landing on his head, and causing a C6 fracture and a spinal cord injury. Jedediah knew his fate instantly. No movement, difficulty breathing, paralyzed from the neck down. It wasn’t long before Life Flight was landing in his back yard. The next nine weeks were spent in the University of Utah hospital, with a wealth of friends supporting his journey and visiting his bedside. 

“Recovery is hard work,” Jedediah explains, “but being paralyzed isn’t the hardest battle I’ve had to fight”. Through it all, Jed’s outlook remains positive and often humorous. He tells of a time, just one week into in-patient care, when he could still barely move his arms. The nurses were ever at-the-ready to help move him. On this occasion, the nurses accidentally slammed his recently out-of-surgery head into the headboard of the bed. Hard. Absolutely panicked, they asked, “Are you okay? Are you okay?” After a long dramatic silence, he responded dryly with, “I… can’t feel my legs” and everyone burst into laughter.

It was Traci’s ex-husband living in Georgia, that first learned about Neuroworx and made a recommendation. Traci visited the facility and instantly knew it was the place for Jedediah. Leaving the hospital on a Friday, Jedediah was at Neuroworx the next Monday. After his evaluation, it was time to get Jed on his feet. “We’re gonna stand you,” stated therapist Matt Hansen. Thus, after many difficult weeks, Jedediah finally stood by his bride, Traci, and gave her a kiss.

“I absolutely love Neuroworx,” says Jed. “The people here have been a life-line for me. The therapists see things in me that I can’t see for myself.” Jedediah reports that he now has movement in both feet. “Every time I walk on the Therastride machine I feel things waking up.” He says the biggest distinguishing factor that sets Neuroworx apart is that “at Neuroworx, you’re a customer and a friend, not a patient. This place breeds emotional, physical, and personal healing. When I come, I feel better. I feel alive.”


Jedediah currently participates with Team Neuroworx and has just launched a motivational speaking career, having spoken most recently to the Utah College of Massage Therapy, Aspiro Wilderness Adventure Therapy, and Oakley Therapeutic Boarding School. Jedediah is a member of the National Speakers Association. More information can be found at: jedediahbeckstead.com

He and Traci look forward to their new baby girl arriving on November 18th.

Jedediah’s "Remarkable Journey" is just beginning. And best of all, now that you know, you can help Jedediah, and others like him, with your tax-deductible gift. Thank you for supporting hope, because until there’s a cure for paralysis, there’s Neuroworx.

 
IN THE NEWS

On three occasions Isaiah Rodriguez's heart flatlined and he had
to be revived following a tragic auto accident last year.
With brain trauma and severe paralysis, No one expected this.

 


From the Vector system to two specialized pools and a new practice court for adaptive sports, Read how the new building and equipment are assisting us to continue practicing progressive therapy with boundaries drawn only by the patients themselves.
 

Salt Lake Magazine featured Neuroworx founders
Dale Hull and Jan Black in the July/August 2015 Issue
for their "cutting edge care for spinal cord injuries". 

 
NEW PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT
 

Wellness­2 is a program designed to help individuals with spinal cord injury maintain their health and wellness through fitness, education,
arts and leisure activities, and peer support. 

 
 EVENTS REPORT

FIRST ANNUAL NEUROWEEK RAISES $20,000


It began by selling breakfast fare and ended by giving away a Cadillac Eldorado to one lucky winner!

During the week of September 14 - 18, 2015, Workers Compensation Fund employees also rallied around a gift basket raffle and a few friendly basketball competitions held in the new Neuroworx gymnasium where all proceeds went toward funding our pediatric program needs.

We thank every WCF employee and every community donor who took part in NEUROWEEK for their generous support. A big shout out to Dennis Lloyd, Stephanie Pickup, J.D. Ashby, and Ryan Andrus for their superb planning, execution, and ongoing awesomeness.

More event photos below.
THANKS TO THOSE WHO SUPPORTED
THE 4TH ANNUAL LEGACY RIVER RUN
TO BENEFIT NEUROWORX


#LRR2015 was held Saturday, May 16th and because of you we were were presented a $9,500 check to assist our mission.

An extra special thanks goes out to Kim Wendleboth of Alphagraphics West Jordan (photo middle left), and Leilani Palmer of Legacy Retirement Communities (photo middle right). These ladies and their committee members works so hard at making this such a wonderful and exciting event year after year!

And, every single penny earned through this event comes directly to Neuroworx.

*round of applause*

In addition, we also THANK these wonderful local business sponsors:

Audio Video Systems
Amfab Steel Specialists
Jacobsen Construction
Performance Mobility
Workers Compensation Fund
Acu Pharm
S.V. Womens Health Care
Brighton Hospice
Senior Blue Book
Rocky Mountain Movers
Larkin Mortuary
Serenicare
Aspire Home Health
Kneaders
Home2Suites
Over The Top Cookies


Below are a few great images from the event!

 WORKSPACE ELEMENTS made it happen at their first annual 5K Walk/Run event at Sugar House Park on Saturday, May 2nd.



It was a beautiful morning with close to 140 participants -- all creating a collective awareness and excitement around the extraordinary people and remarkable work taking place at Neuroworx.

Thanks to your support, they raised $3,050 to support Neuroworx. 

Special recognition and thanks to Tim Barney, Jason Woodbury, Jessica Wignall, Sarah Breinholt, and the entire Work Space Elements team for their tremendous efforts on our behalf! 

YOUR NAME. OUR FUTURE.
Neuroworx Donor Wall Rendering
JUST A REMINDER that the opportunity
 to be a Legacy Donor continues!

Your Name makes a real difference to Our Future
 and will be placed permanently and prominently
on the new
Neuroworx Donor Wall.


Thank you for your lasting contribution
to our mission to push past paralysis!
 


The truth is time is of the essence and we need capital funding now. Please help if you can. Thank You!

Click here for information about Legacy Donor Giving Levels and Benefits.

 
Here's how our Legacy Donors stack up so far:

 
Platinum Level - 3 Donors
Gold Level - 2 Donors
Silver Level - 3 Donors
Bronze Level - 16 Donors

 
 
Click here for a list of Legacy Donors 

 
 * Neuroworx is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and your contribution is tax deductible. 
 
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