Center for the Intrepid Celebrates 10 Years

In 2007, the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund opened the doors to a state-of-the-art physical rehabilitation facility at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. The Center for the Intrepid (CFI) is an advanced outpatient rehabilitation center, which blends therapy, simulation, and extreme sports to care for service members who are amputees, burn patients and more.

On January 29 we celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the opening of CFI with a crowd of 500 people including many past patients who were able to reconnect with the doctors and therapists who were critically important during their treatment and transition back to daily life. Since the opening in 2007, this world-class facility has treated more than a thousand of our nation’s severely injured heroes.

The incredible and dynamic team of professionals at CFI stand ready to receive those affected by the wounds of war, living every day with an energetic desire to innovate and shape the future of military rehabilitation medicine. We are grateful for every person who donated to make centers like these possible for the betterment of our military personnel.

The Center for the Intrepid at Brooke Army Medical Center, January 27, 2017 ©AssociatedPress

Speakers at the 10th Anniversary ceremony, (left to right) BAMC Commanding General BG Jeffrey J. Johnson, Chief of BAMC Rehabilitation Medicine COL David Duplessis, IFHF Honorary Chairman Arnold Fisher, CFI Medical Director LTC Joseph Alderete, CFI Director LTC Kathleen Yancosek. © Associated Press

(Left) Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Honorary Chairman, Arnold Fisher (Top Right) New mosaic piece “Intrepid Joy” by Deb Wight in celebration of the 10th anniversary of CFI (Bottom Right) Guests and program participants at the anniversary ceremony. ©Associated Press

Guests bow their heads for the invocation at the CFI 10th anniversary ceremony on January 27, 2017. ©AssociatedPress

(Top Left) Chaplain David Thompson delivers the invocation. (Top Right) CFI Director LTC Kathleen Yancosek and IFHF Honorary Chairman Arnold Fisher. (Bottom) Equipment demonstrations for guests at the ceremony. ©AssociatedPress
Guests salute the flag for the National Anthem performed by Autumn Barnett. ©AssociatedPress

Guests and staff during tours of the Center for the Intrepid, January 27, 2017. ©AssociatedPress

Posted on February 6 2017 in Blog

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