From: Ann Arbor, MI
Program: Assistance Dog
Minimum Goal: $8,000 | Amount Raised:$1,452
My name is Courtney Wang. I’m an occupational therapist at Galaxy Brain and Therapy Center, a neuro rehabilitation facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Galaxy is an amazing community of therapists and brain injury survivors who all work together to meet each survivor’s goals.
Our clinic is very different than most. Our founding therapist, Meg, started volunteering to see a client in her free time in 2001 when the facility where she was working would not let her take the client into the community. Word spread about her skill, passion, and compassion to a physician who called her at home to give her prescription to see that client, and encouragement to start her own therapy clinic. Since then Galaxy has grown, but that same skill, passion, and compassion are at the center of every therapy session. Galaxy is where brain injury survivors come knowing that they will be respected, heard, and skillfully guided on the path to recovery.
All the team members at Galaxy are excited for the newest addition to our team, an Assistance Dog for Therapy. The road to recovery after a brain injury can be hard, emotional, and filled with lots of ups and downs along the way. Our newest furry team member will be there as a guide to help smooth those bumps, lift spirits, and to add something special to the clinic that no human can.
I am extremely excited to partner with NEADS to enrich the lives of our brain injury survivors, and provide them with much needed emotional support through an assistance dog for therapy. The team at Galaxy and I thank you for your donation to the NEADS organization. Your donation will not only help us meet out fundraising goal, but it will also help to support all future recipients of NEADS Assistance Dogs.
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*NEADS clients pledge to raise a minimum of $8,000 for the organization, thus allowing us to fulfill our mission of placing Service Dogs with individuals who benefit from them the most. Each donation ensures that NEADS will continue to change lives with our World Class Service Dogs.
On our donation form, pick the name of the client you want to sponsor under the Program Menu and check whether or not we can share your contact information with the client. Client fundraising totals are manually updated weekly (not automatically) which allows 100% of each donation to be allocated towards each client’s fundraising goal.