Cerebrum Health Centers Raises Half A Million Dollars to Support Veteran Care

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Cerebrum Health Centers recently sponsored the Gala to Give Back, which raised $500,000 dollars toward veteran’s healthcare, benefiting National Foundation for Brain Health and Feherty’s Troops First Foundation.

“The one thing we can do as citizens is to be able to help our veterans get help, to be able to get our veterans so they’re functioning again and not invisible" – Glenn Beck

Hosted by Cerebrum Founder Ken Beam, Chairman Lou Paletta, and President Jimmy Mathews, the inaugural event, which took place September 18, proved to be a rousing success. The best part? EVERY dollar raised goes directly to the cause!

The event had around 250 guests, most of whom live in Westlake and the surrounding areas. There were also dozens of active and veteran military service members alongside Glenn Beck, Marcus Luttrell, Miles Austin and General Leroy Sisco.

“Before we went into Iraq, I said whatever we decide to do… let’s decide to be a people that are not going to treat our veterans like we did in the 1960’s. Unfortunately, I think we’ve missed the point. Instead of spitting on our veterans, many times they just become invisible.

“The one thing we can do as citizens is to be able to help our veterans get help, to be able to get our veterans so they’re functioning again and not invisible...so they know that they’re going to make it and make the world a better place and they have a place in it.” – Glenn Beck

The event was full of veterans, who had nothing but glowing things to say about Cerebrum and the cause Cerebrum believes in so deeply.

“I had severe hearing loss, vision, seizures, I couldn’t talk, I couldn’t walk, I could barely balance, I would fall over. When I first came to Cerebrum, I walked down the hallway and I’d bounce off the walls. By the third day, I took my glasses off, I was walking erect, I was coming out of my shell. I think [it saved my life], realizing that life was there, the vision was there. It opened up everything, opened up senses, everything else and I know that it gave me a reason to live again.” – Matthew Bessler

Former Governor Rick Perry was unable to attend due to performing on Dancing with the Stars, but made sure to send a video representing his support of our troops, as well as the Gala to Give Back.

“Cerebrum Health Centers has been doing some incredible things with our vets for some years now,” Perry said. “This facility, I have never seen anything like it in my life. It’s very nontraditional and I’m one of these big believers in results. I know there are a lot of folks that say well you need studies that take ten years, and our kids don’t have ten years. We’re seeing 25-30 of them commit suicide a day. We owe them this type of nontraditional outreach, this nontraditional work that has results. I can’t tell you how many mothers, or wives, or children have either written me letters or talked to me in person and said ‘thank you for giving my loved one back’ because of the work that Cerebrum Health Centers is doing.” - Rick Perry

Corporate supporters included Joe DePinto of 7-11, Dave Seaton and Ray Barnard of Fluor Corporation, Tim Brittan of Infinity Oil & Gas, Matt Rose of BNSF, Mike Cole of Cici’s and Terry Horton of D.R. Horton. Local politicians Laura Wheat, Mayor of Westlake, and Laura Hill, Mayor of Southlake, also graciously attended and supported the cause. With everyone’s help Cerebrum and partners proudly reached their $500,000 goal, and are honored to give it all back to veterans for their health, wellness and future.

About Cerebrum
Cerebrum Health Centers is a leading functional integrative neurological facility for brain health treatment and rehabilitation of the biomechanical and musculoskeletal systems operating in Dallas and Atlanta. By combining comprehensive and research-based patient examinations, Cerebrum Health Centers provides innovative and individualized patient treatment programs. The goal of Cerebrum’s diverse specialized and multidisciplinary staff is to achieve positive outcomes by increasing biomechanical and musculoskeletal function and integrity, to improve the quality of life for patients suffering from degeneration and injury of the brain and central nervous system. For more information, please visit http://www.Cerebrum.com.

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