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Help rebuild lives.

Join QLI in providing life-changing rehabilitation and care for individuals with brain and spinal cord injuries.

Tragedy Can Strike Anyone

Everything can change in an instant. Brain and spinal cord injuries interrupt lives and defer dreams. Team QLI is here to pick up the pieces and help injured individuals and their families get back on a meaningful path in life.

How You Can Help

It’s as simple as this: Your support allows us to give our clients and their families the best possible odds by offering state-of-the-art technology and complex, individualized programming. Together, we are not just helping clients and families recover. We are helping rediscover passions and re-establish identities.

Our Stories

The people we serve are just like you – employees, parents, students. A lightning bolt, a mosquito bite, a car accident, or a fall. Within seconds and without warning they were forced to begin fighting to rebuild the life they once lived. Take a moment to read their stories and see how your support can make an impact.

Jim Curry | One Step At a Time

November 1, 2022

“You see, Wes and I are in a competition.” Jim Curry is watching a video on QLI physical therapist Connor Davis’ phone. In the video, Connor’s 11-month-old son Wes is […]

The Ready Canvases | QLI’s East Campus Hobby Room

October 28, 2022

A dozen canvases stand on easels in the QLI East Campus Hobby Room. The pieces of art are in various stages of completion, and owe from a variety of mediums—watercolor […]

Matt Koppen | What Life Looks Like

September 29, 2022

Life sometimes throws a curveball. Or two. Or three. Matt was home alone watching football. While watching, he realized his arm had fallen asleep, numb to the touch. The numbness […]

Chad Peterson | The Open Door

July 22, 2022

It is early morning and the day’s work is just getting underway. After passing down the hall, a familiar voice reaches out in greeting from inside apartment E1. His door […]

In Her Own Words – Tamika Clemons

May 16, 2022

Let’s be clear. Tamika Clemons did not want to come to QLI. It wasn’t anything personal, it was just too far from home and certainly too far from her daughter […]

Tamika Clemons | A Portrait of Perseverance

April 29, 2022

A blank canvas can depict so much. Though devoid of anything visual, there exists on the surface the potential for anything to be set down. Through our art is an […]

Waylon Campbell: The DJ, the Dad, and the Dedication

April 22, 2022

It is early afternoon in QLI’s Colladay Center. The usual flow of traffic is about—clients heading to therapies, clinicians preparing for meetings, and some setting up for a giveaway. In […]

The Advocate | Melina Sanchez and Her Future

March 30, 2022

“We’re going to be working on mindfulness in our meditation today,” says QLI Life Path Specialist Jaime Johnson. He pushes a button on his phone and a gong sound issues […]

The Gains of Bob Cross – A Multi-Perspective View on Injury and Recovery

March 25, 2022

It was a long day. Finally home to Oregon at last, the extended Cross family and friends gathered to celebrate the progress made over the past seven-odd months. It was […]

Persistence Unmatched | Derek Shike and the Road Back

March 18, 2022

Eastern Oregon is a region of old persistence. The Columbia Plateau, which covers most of this land area, formed from lava flows occurring throughout millions of years. Set far from […]

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Jen Karolski
Director of Events and Volunteers

Mike Joyce
Director of Development and Public Relations