Dr. Lisa Thompson Center for Family Education
Learning to Cope with Long-Term Challenges
Brain injury often has devastating, life-long effects for the patient, their family, friends, colleagues, and all those in relationships prior to the injury. Current rehabilitation services do not address these chronic challenges that can lead to loss of purpose, meaning, connectedness, and even life itself. The RHI Foundation invests in this fund to help patients and families live with the long-term challenges of this chronic condition.
The Dr. Lisa Thompson Fund is dedicated to finding and addressing the long-term needs of patients and their families living with the life-long, chronic effects of traumatic brain injury—long after traditional rehabilitation ends. This is a restricted fund within the RHI Foundation, dedicated solely to provide funding for research, therapy, and ongoing education to families of traumatic brain injury patients. The RHI Foundation is proud to help RHI identify gaps and needs of families living with TBI, discover new interventions to address those needs, assess the long-term effectiveness of treatments, and offer help with new challenges that may arise.
Annual Golf Outing
The RHI Foundation hosts a golf outing every year to raise funds for the Dr. Lisa Thompson Fund. An Advisory Group stewards use of the funds raised to support initiatives like BICS and Couples CARE programs, Art Therapy, Love Your Brain Yoga, the infrastructure to maintain long-term, quality follow-up of research participants, and providing ACBIS certification to more than 40 RHI staff across therapy and nursing. Learn More >