When Dr. Grossman passed away in early October 2021, the world lost a magnificent person. It is difficult to sufficiently honor an individual, who through his compassion and industry, leaves behind such a vast and remarkable legacy. Every person has a story to share of when Dr. Grossman's kindness, generosity, and immense knowledge bettered their life. For TIRR Foundation, he was a constant advocate, visionary leader, and genuine partner you could call upon for advice.
In recognition of the significant medical and research contributions of William H. Donovan, MD, an early member of Mission Connect and TIRR Foundation board member, TIRR Foundation is supporting a new lecture series named in his honor. The Dr. William H. Donovan TIRR Foundation Lecture in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will launch this year through the UT Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Donovan, who joined TIRR Memorial Hermann in 1980, is renowned for his expertise in treating people with spinal cord injuries and amputations.
Kristin Abello recently published a book, Sunrise, telling her story of faith, love, hope, and healing from a TBI. Kristin is a longtime advocate for TIRR Foundation where she serves on the Executive Committee of TIRR Family. Her strength, enthusiasm, and generosity brings energy and light to everyone and everything she touches; and TIRR Foundation has been the recipient of her amazing gifts many times over.
The year started off strong for Moran Camp Xtreme with its Spring Break Camp held at Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio, Texas. New safety guidelines were followed to keep everyone healthy during the daylong camp. Summer Camp followed at Camp for All in Brenham, Texas. All 33 campers arrived and left in good health after having a spectacular week of fun. In August, the Young Adults Camp set off on two days of comradery and challenging games at Morgan’s Wonderland.