From a young man who sustained an injury that forced a below-the-knee amputation, to a father and husband who experienced a stroke, to a lawyer who underwent spinal surgery, to a woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury; Burke helped these and tens of thousands of other patients get back to the lives they love.
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Over the years, Burke has helped tens of thousands of patients: from a young man who suffered a traumatic brain injury, to a grandmother who experienced a stroke, to a father who has recently undergone lifesaving cardiac surgery, Burke helps patients get back to the life they love. You could say that Burke has been the "Official Sponsor" of many of life's special moments for the past century.
"My dad loves coaching Little League. It's always been his passion. He coached me, now he's coaching my kids. Last season, he underwent cardiac surgery. I wasn't sure if he'd ever get back to coaching. But he chose the right rehabilitation program and took it one step at a time."
"I have always felt like daddy's little girl. And when he experienced a spinal cord injury, I worried he would never be the same vibrant, independent person he once was. That was a year ago. It took hard work and the right rehabilitation hospital, but last month at my wedding, he walked me down the aisle."
"One of my favorite things is baking with my granddaughter. After my stroke last year, I worried we wouldn't be able to bake together anymore. You can imagine how heartbreaking it was when she asked if we would ever make my famous cupcakes again. It motivated me to get better."
"My husband and two sons are weekend warriors. They love adventures like rock climbing. They always stay safe and take the right precautions. But my husband wasn't prepared for ice on our driveway. He slipped and hit his head. Traumatic brain injury is a frightening thing, but he wasn't scared."
The 2022 Burke Award Dinner honored Jeffrey Menkes. Mr. Menkes served as Burke’s President and CEO for more than five years, and has been a leader in the healthcare industry over the past five decades.