Marking the Distance Video Blog

Marking the Distance

When Gweneviere Mann lost her short-term memory, following surgery to remove a brain tumor, she was forced to navigate life in a new way.  Gweneviere, with the help of her boyfriend, Yasir Salem, found she could tackle the challenges of her condition. This was funded by Corporation for Public Broadcasting National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with POV.

Congratulations to Heidi Richardson, Erin Perez & Kelley Allen

Congratulations to Heidi Richardson, MS, CRC, BCB, LPC on becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor. To achieve this accomplishment, Heidi had to pass the state exam and complete a 3,000 hour internship.

Congratulations also go out to Erin Perez, PT, DPT, NCS and Kelley Allen, PT, DPT, NCS on achieving the Neurologic Clinical Specialist certification.

Guest Author Visits Pate

Pate’s Villa Creek location had the opportunity to hear from author and public speaker Donna Valentino this week. Valentino was diagnosed with a severe brain injury after being involved in an ATV accident in 2009. She shared her inspirational journey of rehabilitation with the group, focusing on the aspects of acceptance, adaptation and forgiveness which were key factors in her recovery.