Sue’s January 2017 Letter

Dear Friends,

Sue Rueb, B.R.A.I.N. Founder & President

A new year and new vision are on the horizon! 2017 is starting out with a bang.  My daughter, Jana, declared her love for her man and became Mrs. Jeffrey Warren on January 14th.  A fairy tale wedding at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu was the setting and they enjoyed a honeymoon on the Island of Kauai. How wonderful that the B.R.A.I.N. facility was their first glimpse of each other.  We love you both, Jeff and Jana.

We are now full throttle looking to the future for even greater impact and rehabilitation for the brain injury community.  We have struck a new team to brainstorm and share the vision for a larger campus where diagnosis and treatment can merge and support even more survivors.  Take a look on the wall as you enter our Cypress Facility and you will see a vision of what will be in the years to come.  Stay tuned for more information about our Building Program.

Think Tank 2017 is right around the corner.  Dr. John Medina, neuroscientist and author will be our keynote speaker this year.  We are partnering with Chapman University as they are hosting our conference this year on the Irvine campus.  The date is April 8, 2017 and we believe it is the perfect time to bring many Medical professionals together with Educators and Rehabilitation Experts.  We all have grown to appreciate Dr. Medina as we often use his book, Brain Rules for our F.B.I. curriculum.  I have looked forward to having Dr. Medina speak to us for years.  Please invite your doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, and counselors to this event.  They will learn and be happy you invited them.

The rehab therapies are all working to capacity.  The Choir is sounding terrific and each member is improving in their own way.  Strength and Fitness has become a favorite of many survivors.  Thank you to our trainer, Kevin! We are a place of acceptance and partnership.  We all need one another to be able to move forward in our lives.  F.B.I. continues to be a center for fun and fellowship.  Think of making a New Year’s Resolution by taking a new class at B.R.A.I.N. like Yoga or Reading and Writing or Strength Training.  The Cognitive Class is a must for all survivors.  Let’s fill the room and work our brains to help it function even better!

Colt Munchoff is here once again to teach his adaptive cooking class.  Saturdays from noon to 2 p.m. starting January 21st to February 25th.  We hope to see many of you here for the fun!

May God bless you and your families as we start 2017!