We announced at this year’s Shining The Light on Brain Injuries that we have signed a lease and are partnering with KKT Architects to build DEFY NeuroREHAB in Tulsa, OK! Thank you to Dr. Wilson and RMO for this wonderful opportunity to lease this space!

Help us build DEFY in Tulsa, Ok!

Be a part of DEFY and help us build our building with KKT Architects! We will also need to hire qualified therapists and purchase state of the art equipment!

Be A Part Of DEFY!

A lot goes into building DEFY. On top of construction costs and hiring quality therapists, we will need a lot of equipment. We do accept donations for our large equipment purchases. We also have an Amazon wishlist that we have created for smaller items to be donated. We sincerely appreciate your generosity as we work to build DEFY!

DEFY Neuro Rehab



Activity-Based Therapy (ABT) refers to “training interventions that target activation of the neuromuscular system of the affected areas, with the goal of retraining the nervous system to recover a specific motor task.”  Intense physical activity has been shown to improve function and health outcomes in individuals with chronic traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury (SCI) and other neurologic conditions.

ABT focuses on the concept of  “Neuroplasticity”. Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to form and reorganize connections leading to improvements in function following injury or diagnosis.


ABT is ground-breaking treatment for TBI, SCI, and other neurological conditions. It combines multiple disciplines including strength training, massage therapy, and neuromuscular re-education to provide extraordinary results. 


It is not uncommon for families to be financially ruined as they attempt to help their loved one recover from a neurological injury. The financial stress is compounded if the injured person was an income-earner who now cannot work.

TBI- On average, the lifetime cost for care, treatment, and rehabilitation can reach up to $4 million and is similar to other neurological conditions.  

(The average daily cost for TBI rehabilitation in a hospital is $8,000. Residential rehab centers charge patients between $850 and $2,500 per day. Non-residential rehabilitation services can reach as high as $1,000 per day (CDC).)

SCI- As of 2021, the costs may range from about $1.2 million to $5.1 million, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC)’s latest data sheet.

MS- The medical costs associated with living with MS can reach over $66,000 each year.


Recovering from a catastrophic event could take months, if not years, with trained medical rehabilitation therapists.

While Oklahoma’s healthcare system can save lives of those impacted in the acute care stages, Oklahoma is greatly lacking in resources for survivors to go from being “alive” to “thriving”. The Brain Injury Recovery Foundation was founded by those affected by TBI to fill in the current gap in resources by supporting individuals, their families, and caregivers from the time of the injury throughout the recovery process by offering hope & community through our Caring Bags, one-on-one support & consultations, financial guidance (ie. medical equipment, ADA conversions, medical flights, etc.) individually tailored to each family based on their needs.

Our vision is to bring high-quality, affordable therapy services to Tulsa to break down barriers for survivors and their families. 

DEFY (Don’t Ever Forget Yourself) Neuro Rehabilitation Center whose mission is to provide the opportunity for affordable, life-long health, hope, community, and recovery through aggressive ABT recovery programs in Tulsa, Oklahoma for people suffering from neurological injuries. Currently, fewer than 50 activity-based neurological therapy locations exist in the United States.

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We are in the process of fundraising to open DEFY Neuro Rehab.  If  you would like to be notified when we open DEFY, please fill out this form to be added to our mailing list.

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