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2013 Ripple of Hope Award Winner: Bob Alves
2013 Ripple of Hope Award Winner: Bob Alves

Bob Alves, Residential Team Lead for NeuroRestorative Massachusetts, is honored by The MENTOR Network–of which NeuroRestorative is a partner–at the 2013 Ripple of Hope Awards. Bill Duffy, COO for NeuroRestorative, presented Bob with the award. "Talk to Bob Alves about his work, and he’ll offer a quick string of life lessons. Snippets of common sense fly through the air on the broad Ahhhs of his Taunton, Massachusetts accent," said Bill. "Bob, for taking on your mission with selfless grace, honesty and good humor. For seeing beyond people’s challenges to their humanity, for respecting it and tapping into it, and for offering the promised land of healing to the toughest cases in your care, we are proud to present you with the Ripple of Hope Award."

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2015 Ripple of Hope Winner: Angela Sommer
2015 Ripple of Hope Winner: Angela Sommer

As a speech-language pathologist at NeuroRestorative in Beltsville, Maryland, Angela Sommer serves a diverse population, doing everything she can to make a connection. NeuroRestorative Maryland offers a continuum of community-based programs and supports for adults with brain injury and other neurological challenges. Many of the participants Angela works with are Veterans and individuals who have experienced post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Brain Injury and Left-Sided Neglect
Brain Injury and Left-Sided Neglect

Like other challenges resulting from brain injury left sided neglect—a form of attention deficit—can improve with proper education, treatment and training strategies. Learn more about the symptoms of left sided neglect from Katy Koloski, Occupational Therapist, and steps individuals and families can take to increase awareness and improve overall body functioning.

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2014 Ripple of Hope Award Winner: Victoria Harding
2014 Ripple of Hope Award Winner: Victoria Harding

Victoria (Tori) Harding has worked in almost every aspect of brain injury rehabilitation—a fact that is evident in everything she does. Over Tori’s tenure with NeuroRestorative, she’s played a pivotal role in developing programs in new states, enhancing existing programs, and integrating new opportunities, including the expansion of opportunities for Veterans with traumatic brain injuries. Watch Tori's award presentation made by NeuroRestorative President Bill Duffy at the 2014 Ripple of Hope Awards held in Washington D.C.

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2012 Ripple of Hope Award Winner: Ken Hellman
2012 Ripple of Hope Award Winner: Ken Hellman

Ken Hellman, Residential Supervisor for NeuroRestorative Rhode Island, is honored by The MENTOR Network–of which NeuroRestorative is a partner–at the 2012 Ripple of Hope Awards. Bill Duffy, COO for NeuroRestorative, presented Ken with the award. "For using your intuition, your patience, and your creativity to ensure the dignity of others," said Bill. "For the relentless pursuit of solutions, your unwillingness to give up hope in finding them, and for living your experience so well that your clients hear beautiful music in their own lives, I am proud to present you with the Ripple of Hope Award."

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