Camp Rehab 2013
In 1953, a young physical therapist by the name of Shelley V. Smith had a vision and convinced a long line of supporters to join him in providing a better quality of life for those seeking help in overcoming the disabling effects of illness or injury. West Texas Rehab Center opened in Abilene(continue)
Rehab Holds Largest Ever Clay Shoot in Abilene
The 11th annual FTS International/Blake Fulenwider Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep REHAB “TOP GUN” Sporting Clays Classic was the largest clay shoot fundraiser ever held at Abilene Clay Sports. Some 466 shotgunners from all over the state of Texas competed during the two day event.
The event raised(continue)
Rehab 2013 Raises Over 1.2 Million Dollars….One of the Best Ever!
The West Texas Rehabilitation Center 43th annual telethon and auction Saturday raised over one point two million dollars, to be more exact, $1,202,646. Last year’s show raised the all time high at just over $1.33 million dollars. This year’s total is the fourth highest ever raised. In 2008 the(continue)
West Texas Rehab Turns No One Away
In April, Jamie Thomas noticed that her son Hunter, now 2, was having some difficulties. Taking the advice of her sister, Thomas consulted with a pediatrician.
A series of referrals — after Thomas herself did some fairly extensive research on autism and sensory processing disorder —(continue)
Rehab 2013 Telethon & Auction
With fantastic entertainers, great sponsors and wonderful donors, this year’s 43rd annual West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s telethon promises to be the best ever. Among those taking the stage on January 19th will be one of the fastest rising country debut artists of 2012 Jana Kramer. The(continue)
Hunter Thomas’ Story
"Back in April of 2012 we began a difficult journey with our 18 month old son. We had notice things seemed "off" with his development and behavior but we just could not put our finger on it. We ended up with a referral at WTRC and had our initial consultation with Kristy Roach and Michael(continue)
Rehab 2013 Raffle Winner
Dr. George Dawson of Abilene was one happy man when the REHAB delivered his new Polaris to him. He was the lucky winner in the REHAB raffle. The raffle raised a record $45,701 for the West Texas Rehab Center! Thanks to all who purchased chances! Again, congrats to Dr. Dawson!(continue)
West Texas Rehab Center Officially Opens Pediatric Playground
The West Texas Rehab Center officially opened it's brand new pediatric playground Wednesday, a project that has been years in the making
Located behind the center's pediatrics building, the new playground has several therapy tools and is equipped to fit the needs of the many disabled(continue)
Junction extends generosity to Rehab center
Pastures are beginning to green up across Kimble County after several inches of rain, but the North Llano River remains mostly dry.
On the other hand, the South Llano is low but still running after almost two years of drought. Located at the confluence of the South and North Llano Rivers,(continue)
Congratulations Ken Burgess
We would like to congratulate Ken Burgess, WTRC Foundation Chairman for being named the Abilene Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Citizen of the Year.
Congratulations and Thank You for your dedicted years of service to West Texas Rehabilitation Center and the community of Abilene.
Don Richburg Memorial College Scholarship
To be eligible to apply for the Don Richburg Memorial College Scholarship, an applicant must meet the following qualifications:
- Be enrolled in a high school for the current year.
- Be a current year graduating Senior.
- Must have participated in the West Texas Rehab Livestock Show
Round-Up for Rehab raises $50,650
Sixteen head of cattle, two horses and cash donations brought in $50,650 at the annual Round-Up for Rehab sale Thursday at Producers Livestock Auction in San Angelo.
"We are overjoyed at the generosity of the agriculture community throughout the Concho Valley, especially with a drought and(continue)
Round-up for Rehab set to begin in Abilene
Moos echoed throughout the livestock pens as several cattle were unloaded from a semitrailer Monday afternoon to be sold during today's Round-Up for Rehab fundraiser benefiting the West Texas Rehabilitation Center.
Now in its 53rd year, Round-up for Rehab is a series of six auctions of(continue)
Drought recalls Round-Up for Rehab roots
BRONTE — The year was 1960, a time much like 2012.
At the Chadbourne Ranch, 12 miles north of here, Conda and Edna Wylie, like their neighbors, were struggling to overcome seven years of the 1950s' drought, the worst in their lives.
Edna came home from Abilene one day after touring the(continue)
New Wheelchair Donated To Double Amputee Burglary Victim
"Happy, excited, grateful... floating on air,"
Those are just a few words that describe how 67-year-old Karan Clark is feeling today. It's much different than the sadness she felt one day ago.
"Knowing that I was, you might say "stuck" here at home.. couldn't really go anywhere or do(continue)
2012 Abilene Dinner Show
Held each August at the Abilene Civic Center, the REHAB Dinner Show is a wonderful evening of dining and entertainment. Activities include a pre-show cocktail reception, seated dinner, and a nationally known entertainer(s). Some of our outstanding previous entertainers include Bob Hope, Louise(continue)
Rehab Among Best Private Practice and Outpatient Facilities Selection
Physical Therapy Products Magazine has selectioned West Texas Rehabilitation Center as one of the Best Private Practice and Outpatient Facilities in 2012.(continue)
2012 Don Richburg Scholarship
Roby High School Senior Tyler Brauneck is presented the Don Richburg Memorial Scholarship plaque by WTRC Board President Steven Ezzell in the photo.
The West Texas Rehabilitation Center is pleased to announce that Tyler Brauneck of Roby High School has been selected as the recipient of the(continue)
Autism Expert Coming to West Texas Rehab to Speak
Melissa Richardson began teaching in the late 70’s, knowing nothing about children with disabilities until her own son was diagnosed and placed in special education. At that point, she began seeking information.
That journey, which began with feelings of hopelessness and despair, has(continue)