Stories. We all have them, we typically like to share our stories with those closest to us and even sometimes with strangers as we reach out to meet new people. The stories at Kessler Foundation may be filled first with tragedy and a sense of loss but soon become stories filled with recovery and triumph. Triumph for individuals with spinal cord or traumatic brain injury may be the ability to brush their own teeth, it may sound like "I love you" spoken for the first time to a family member following a stroke, or it may be the ability to regain memory after a diagnosis of multiple scelorsis. Every triumph is celebrated - another step toward independence and the "before" normal.
The perseverance of each patient and their family members, the unfailing dedication, commitment and compassion of the nurses, therapists and doctors at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and the integrity, innovation and creativity of Kessler Foundation Research Center scientists contribute to each story. Through partnership and collaboration, Kessler Foundation Program Center identifies and funds community programs dedicated to re-training and job creation for individuals living with disability. New stories are written every day.