Sue's March 2018 Letter

Dear Friends,

B.R.A.I.N. continues to be a great force for good in our community. We welcomed Dr. Liuhong Xu (pronounced, “Shu”) to our Therapy Staff in March. She earned her M.D. in China as well as a license in Nutrition and Psychology. Her Acupuncture skill has already had a very positive impact here at B.R.A.I.N. Please feel free to make an appointment with Dr. Xu. You won’t regret it!

The month brought us a great opportunity for donations to come in through Chipotle in Los Alamitos. It was great fun to go to dinner and see so many B.R.A.I.N. friends who were anxious to help us raise some funds. Thank you to all who participated. We take our fundraising and development very seriously. Because we do not accept any government funding, it is up to us to raise the funds to allow the prices to be affordable to our families. I am so very proud of our Therapy Staff. Each one is at the top of their game in their particular field of service. I know that each therapist is giving so much by working here at B.R.A.I.N. Their services are far more expensive at other facilities. Thank you, Angela, Lynn, Kevin, Russ, Ken, Kimberly, Helen, Dr. Xu and others who fill in to give our survivors the very best care. Please stop to thank each of these people as they are truly the “backbone” of what we do here at B.R.A.I.N. 

Each week, Angela, Danielle or Ken lead us at F.B.I. It continues to be such a special gathering place on Tuesday evenings. Each person in the room has a story to tell of courage, honesty and improvement. We marvel at the dynamics of the group. There really are no rules for the 100+ attendees. We ask that all keep an attitude of kindness in clear focus and we all gain from one another. Why not tell someone about our terrific group and invite them to experience F.B.I. with you? It is always fun to welcome in someone new to the group.

I hope to see many of our B.R.A.I.N. family over at Blue Moon Boutique during the month of April, as the shop is offering us a percentage of their sales all month long! Check it out!

Remember….if you have seen one brain injury, you’ve seen one brain injury. Each one is unique and we strive to listen and understand each person’s story.

Sue Rueb