Energy Krazed and NeuroHope – Focused on Better Health Outcomes in Indiana
INDIANAPOLIS, September 9, 2015 –The Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions provided $10,000 donations as well as data analysis and research support for both Energy Krazed and NeuroHope last month. “These organizations are developing the type of innovative programs the Foundation is focused on, stated Doug Stratton, CEO of the Foundation. “We are always looking for initiatives like these that manage complex healthcare conditions in our state.”
Energy Krazed is non-for-profit 501(c)3 focused on reducing childhood obesity in Indiana. “Indiana is ranked 41st in overall health – so we are in the bottom 10,” stated Peggy Johnson, President of Energy Krazed. “It cost our State $3.5 billion dollars to treat obesity conditions last year, and kids are getting sicker earlier than ever before. We are recruiting students into our program to help spread the word, to participate in health and wellness education sessions, and to be health mentors for younger and older people in the community. We know we can be number 1 if we bring the energy!” Additional funding is needed to hire trainers and coaches to work with obese children referred by healthcare providers. www.energykrazed.org.
Chris Leeuw started NeuroHope with a goal of continued rehabilitation and wellness following a neurological injury. Chris suffered a severe spinal cord injury himself and was able to travel nationwide to state of the art facilities with advanced equipment for two years until he was able to walk without assistance. His story of rehabilitation is an amazing journey that is available to view on the NeuroHope website. “I was able to access individualized therapy, cutting-edge rehabilitation, and state of the art equipment,” stated Chris Leeuw, President of NeuroHope. “My dream is to bring those specialized options to Indiana for people living with and recovering from spinal cord injury, brain injury, and stroke that are currently unavailable anywhere in the state.” There is currently a waiting list to access the NeuroHope facility and the outcomes for current patients are astonishing. Additional funding is needed to hire PTs and staff to allow patients on the waiting list to be seen. www.neurohopewellness.org.