Jordan Kooiman was a Gunners Mate and Coxswain in the Navy Riverine Squadrons where he did two tours to Iraq in ’08-’09 and ’10. He is a native of Wisconsin and after honorably discharging from the Navy, he attended Bethel University in St. Paul, MN for undergraduate studies and the University of Florida where he received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. After completing his clinical rotations at the James Haley VA in Tampa and Walter Reed Military Medical Center, he realized helping veteran and active duty military with physical rehabilitation was the path for him. Jordan currently works as a Physical Therapist in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area working with a variety of patients, including a large population of veterans.
Ryan suffered a stroke which resulted in paralysis of his right side. A decorated Marine, Ryan received the National Defense Service medal among other honors. Ryan’s goals for his MyoPro include increased independence through the ability to use both arms again. He would like to be able to dress himself as well as be able to perform assistive tasks like carrying grocery bags and doing household chores.
Jeremy suffered a brachial plexus injury (an injury to his neck and shoulder) during a deployment in Afghanistan. He is the recipient of the Global War on Terrorism service medal, Afghanistan campaign medal with 3 stars and the National Defense service medal to name a few. Jeremy now uses his MyoPro Motion-W orthosis for functional activities relating to getting back to work and around his home.
Joe is a United States Marine Core veteran who survived a stroke in 2010 which left his right arm paralyzed. He is the recipient of numerous medals an honors from his service as a Marine and is now, thanks to the support of our donors, the recipient of a MyoPro Motion-W orthosis that will help restore function to his affected arm.
A retired Navy nurse, Andrea survived a stroke in 2010, which left her right arm paralyzed. Thanks to your generosity, she now has a custom MyoPro brace which is enabling her to regain function in her right arm. She has a deep passion for helping stroke patients achieve their fullest potential. By using the MyoPro device, she will be able to move her right arm with a goal of being able to drive a car again. She plans to start a stroke support group to help give hope and inspiration to stroke survivors.