I am a Neuropsychologist who has worked with individuals with brain injuries for over 30 years. The range, quality of services and the level of commitment of the staff of the Schurig Center is truly exceptional. I had been so impressed with the services provided for so long that I became a board member a few years ago. The Schurig Center is a community based non-profit organization that really provides individuals with neurological disorders and their families with services that are unavailable anywhere else and these services are either low cost or free.
As a clinician who has worked with brain injured individuals for >25 years, I can say without pause that the services provided by the Schurig Center are more valuable now than ever before. As the coverage provided by traditional insurance continues to shrink, many individuals are left "mid stream" in terms of their recovery when insurance benefits are exhausted. The Schurig Center provides interventions that result in functional, lasting, MEANINGFUL change in the lives of the persons they serve, both survivors and their families. Since no one is turned away regardless of their ability to pay for services, time and money donated to this group has an immediate impact on the population served. It is my pleasure and privilege to serve on the board of this remarkable group.
I am honored to be a part of this amazing organization. The passion, warmth, commitment and professionalism of the staff is second to none. The Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery provides crucial services to survivors of brain injuries and their caregivers without regard to their ability to pay. The stories of people whose lives have been positively impacted by this organization are truly inspiring.
I have been involved with the Schurig Center since my daughter sustained a traumatic brain injury in an auto accident in 1988. After she was released from the hospital and spent too- short a time at a rehab facility in So. California, she was back home with her family. We were in need of basic knowledge, understanding and host of services so she could continue her recovery and I contacted the only place I had heard of - Kentfield Rehab Hospital , in Kentfield CA -to see if they had any resources to help us.
KRH was sponsoring at their facility, an on-going class led by a neuropsychologist ,to help the patients and their families navigate this new reality. The organization had been formed by Karen Schurig, whose daughter had sustained a severe brain injury in an auto accident.
This was the beginning of the array of services that are available today through the Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery. As both a board member and volunteer, it has been amazing to witness the expansion of services, the dedication of the officers and staff and the Bay Area medical community's support of our programs and participants. Visit the website for specifics on the programs we offer.
I am dedicated to this organization because they do so much with so little. They have been in existence for over 30 years, quietly forging a trail for people facing unbelievable challenges. They serve brain injury survivors, but also their families and caregivers. They assist people recovering from stroke and concussions. The people involved are all incredible. They help an under-served population with respect and love. I am honored to support them.
25 years ago, at the age of 56 my father suffered a massive stroke that left him paralyzed, unable to speak and unable to swallow. In one split second, our family was forever changed. My father could no longer work as a pharmacist and small business owner and needed almost full-time care while he recovered. We all had to learn that this was "the new normal" for my dad and for our family. A critical part of Dad's long term recovery was the services he received at an outpatient stroke center that focused on occupational and speech therapy, art therapy, and technology learning. So when I was asked to join the Board of the Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery - I personally understood how important and vital outpatient brain injury care is for the survival of a person who has had a stroke and the survival of the family.The Schurig Center's mission is to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to the entire community of people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury. I am honored to help them succeed in this mission as they provide these important services to the residents of Marin.