Thunderbirds Charities Awards $50,000 Grant to Barrow Neuro-Rehabilitation Center

Barrow Neurological Foundation is honored to announce that it has been awarded a $50,000 grant from Thunderbirds Charities to support the purchase of a wheelchair-accessible vehicle for the Neuro-Rehabilitation Center at Barrow Neurological Institute. The Barrow neuro-rehabilitation team strives to ensure patients have practice navigating a variety of real-world situations that they will encounter after returning home. Having a wheelchair-accessible vehicle enables Barrow neuro-rehabilitation specialists to take patients to a grocery store, a movie theatre, a restaurant, or even to their own home to practice navigating the environment with their wheelchair.

“If we don’t show our patients how to get out there while they are under our care, then they won’t have the confidence to venture out on their own. We want our patients to be able to say, ‘I’ve got this,’ when they leave Barrow because they have already completed tasks with guidance from our therapists,” said Matthias Linke, DO, Director of Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation at Barrow.

The Barrow Neuro-Rehabilitation Center offers a complete spectrum of care, including acute, inpatient, and outpatient rehabilitation, work and school re-entry programs, adaptive recreation, and support groups.

“Barrow not only is dedicated to saving the lives of patients, but it also is committed to helping them get back to living a fulfilling life,” said Katie Cobb, President of Barrow Neurological Foundation. “The generous grant from Thunderbirds Charities will help further enhance care for patients by enabling our physical therapists to assist them in learning to use their wheelchair outside of the hospital.”

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This grant is part of the Fall 2022 cycle. View a list of all Recent Grantees.