Shepherd Center is one of the nation's leading hospitals for traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. The Center is a private, not-for-profit hospital that primarily treats patients with spinal injuries, acquired brain injuries, and diseases of the nervous system.
As a member of the Junior Committee, our fundraising efforts specifically benefit the Recreation Therapy department at Shepherd Center, which is not recognized (and therefore not covered by) insurance. More than sports and fitness, Shepherd Center’s renowned Recreation Therapy Program engages patients in community reintegration outings to familiar activities such as grocery shopping, going to the airport, restaurants and retail stores to safely learn and practice the everyday skills needed to return to independent living. Imagine having to relearn everything you once knew, everything that once came so easily to you. This incredible program helps teach patients who have suffered a catastrophic injury the skills needed for their “new normal." Shepherd Center and the Recreation Therapy program provides unique rehabilitation and experiences that educate, empower, and uplift.
With the season of giving in full swing, I would truly appreciate it if you considered making a donation to Shepherd Center on my behalf. Please help me grow joy, confidence, and healing this season.