Issue 6
Winter 2017
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With access to proper rehabilitation, the brain can perform miraculous recoveries.  
Our goal is to have the resources to provide services to anyone with a brain injury regardless of their circumstances. 

Every dollar we raise is invested back into the care and services we provide our clients and families.


Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!  
As with each new year, we have reflected on the previous year's successes, triumphs, and growth. At Origami, 2016 marked a year of substantial growth; we celebrated milestones as an organization and of those we served. As a supporter of Origami, we want to share with you a few of those highlights. 
In April, Origami opened the doors to the Assisted Living track of our Residential Program. This new six-bed residence features 6,000 square feet of private, home-style space allowing for increased independence in the Residential Program. In June, we moved into the newly expanded Clinic featuring an advanced therapy gym and enhanced therapeutic space. The expansion of our campus has allowed us to extend our reach deeper into the community and serve more individuals in need of state-of-the-art brain injury rehabilitation services.  
Looking ahead to 2017, the momentum continues into our 20th year as Mid-Michigan's leader in brain injury rehabilitation. In April, we will not only be celebrating our anniversary, but also breaking ground for new campus developments carrying out our vision of creating additional green space, walking paths, and additional outdoor therapeutic space.
We are so grateful for each and everyone one of you.  With your continued support, we can continue to make a strong impact by unfolding potential and transforming the lives of those we serve. 
I hope your 2017 is a great year.  We look forward to what the year brings!


Tammy Hannah
Executive Director
Serial Casting

Through a generous grant by the Capital Area Community Foundation, Origami has launched a new specialty service, serial casting.  

Serial casting is a non-invasive treatment modality that allows a low load, continuous stretch at a joint to improve functional use of an extremity. 

Origami is the only serial casting provider for adults in the Mid-Michigan area.  

Serial casting can reduce spasticity, prevent and reduce contractures, increase passive and active range of motion, facilitate proper positioning, regain functional use of an extremity and management of care, and reduce pain.  

For more information, please contact 
Amanda Carr at 517-455-0274 or  Amanda.Carr@OrigamiRehab.org .

In honor of our twenty year celebration, your donation of $100 or more will include an  engraved brick to be added to our new Pathway to Recovery.  A gift of $500 or more will receive a tree  to recognize and memorialize your generous support. These items will be a featured area in our 2017 campus developments. 

Your name will be displayed for years to come.

Upcoming Events

Thursday March 9, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Peckham Greenhouse - Forest Conference Center

Celebrating the journey of those impacted by brain injury. Featuring people with brain injuries and their families.

Wednesday March 22, 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
University Club of MSU

Please join us at the Big Reveal on March 22 to cast your final votes and the reveal of the top 3 charities. RSVP is not required. Online voting between Feb. 13 and March 21 ($5 votes). All charities will receive the "vote" donations and the top 3 charities will receive additional prizes. Sponsored by the University Club of MSU, CRCF & MSUFCU.

Friday April 14, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center

Please join us for a celebration of our twenty year anniversary and groundbreaking ceremony for phase II of Origami's Master Site Plan Development. RSVP preferred but not required to attend. More information coming soon!

Friday June 16, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

The Brain Injury Symposium of Mid-Michigan will enhance the attendees' knowledge of brain injury rehabilitation. This event features presenters who are leading local, state, and international service professionals and targets health care, rehabilitation, and service professionals.

Saturday November 11, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM
University Club of MSU

The gala is an exclusive evening event featuring fine food and cocktails, music, entertaining speakers and more. This event brings together an impressive crowd of local leaders and influencers from the business, healthcare, and legislative communities.

Automobile related brain injury survivors in Michigan are protected by the nation's most comprehensive care due to our no-fault insurance system. 

Click below to learn how to protect your rights to exceptional care.

Inside Origami

Ed Myers publishes his second book, 
Reflections of Me.

Ed Myers held his frist book signing for his new book, Reflections of Me, a book of poems and short stories.  His next book signing will take place on March 9th at An Evening of Reflections.

The publishing of Ed's book was funded through generous donations to Origami.