Sue’s June 2017 Letter

Dear Friends,

We moved into this building in July of 2012. We certainly have grown in survivor numbers, programs and therapies. We receive phone calls daily from people wanting information about what we do and when events happen here at 5656 Corporate. I have been listening at F.B.I.

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

recently and encouraged by the various personal stories of survival that are spoken weekly. Something that has stuck with me strongly is this: No survivor can be helped if they don’t have the strong desire to receive help. When we opened up in July of 2012, we stepped out in faith that people would want the help that we offered. High quality therapy services with a friendly atmosphere for reasonable prices were the centerpieces of our mission to help those in need.

The fact that we continue to open our doors every day is nothing short of a miracle. One need only go to their physician to discover that the prices at B.R.A.I.N. are incredibly generous and the therapy, fantastic. I just got a letter from my primary care physician telling me he is not taking insurance any longer. He will be cutting his patient load from 2800 to 450. I think this may be the new wave of health care. B.R.A.I.N. has been ahead of the curve for the past five years. Take care of yourself, pay for your healthcare and rehabilitation, and move ahead in your life. We see new faces every week and we are grateful that B.R.A.I.N. exists for survivors to find a place of acceptance and improvement.

There are some new faces you will see at the Front Desk at B.R.A.I.N. On Mondays and Wednesdays, the newest addition to our staff will be sitting at the desk to welcome you. Jeannette Baesel brings her experience in property management to B.R.A.I.N. Her perpetual smile and ability to solve office challenges are assets to us. She with her husband, Todd, and two small children live in Tustin. Danielle Shults works at the front desk Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Danielle has been a faithful volunteer at B.R.A.I.N. for the last two years. Together with Jeannette, Danielle helps to make a strong team to handle the front desk duties.

Jeannette Baesel

Danielle Shults











We thank Lori King for her work and support at B.R.A.I.N. as our Front Desk Administrator. We offer our congratulations and good wishes as she and her husband, Mike move to Tennessee with their three children. We appreciate her heart and support for B.R.A.I.N. Have fun, Lori!

Lori King

Another piece of exciting news is that Dr. Richard Adams has accepted a position on our B.R.A.I.N. Board of Directors. His many years of experience in the brain injury community at Long Beach Memorial Hospital and most recently at Casa Colina Hospital and Centers for Healthcare in Pomona, give him insight and wisdom that B.R.A.I.N. now will now benefit from. He joins Joe Mendoza, John Fuqua, Jerry Rueb, Tammy Tatreau, Joan Jensen and myself to guide the organization. We believe the next 5 years are pivotal in our dream of creating a rehabilitation center all focused in one location. To have diagnosis, rehabilitation therapy and a center for survivors to interact socially would assist families who at present drive all over several counties to get the help their loved one needs. The Board is weighing options as to what happens here in Cypress when a new site is achieved. Dr. Adams continues to be a wonderful team member here at B.R.A.I.N. He is now a solid contributor of our Board and we welcome him with joy and appreciation!

Dr. Richard Adams

In these times of cultural division, let’s be grateful that we have a place to join together around a common mission of helping those with brain injury. Everyone is important here at B.R.A.I.N.!


Sue Rueb