Jim Thorpe Courage Award Gala

Thank you for your support of the 2014 INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Courage Award Gala. We celebrate a record-breaking year, raising more than $1.1 million to provide far-reaching benefits to our patients, therapists and families at Jim Thorpe. (read more)

SAVE THE DATE: Aug. 22, 2015

Meet the 2014 Courage Award Recipients


Billy Wynne

February of last year, Paramedic Billy Wynne was the sole survivor of an EagleMed helicopter crash in Oklahoma City. Wynne suffered burns on 65 percent of his body; a broken ankle, leg, arm, ribs and a crushed spine and sternum. He underwent several surgeries and significant treatment for his injuries. Doctors made the tough decision to amputate his left leg and fingers. He now uses a cane to walk. After four months in hospital care out of state, Wynne was brought back to INTEGRIS just in time for the birth of his daughter just a floor above him. He is now home and continues to make remarkable progress.



Matt Grice

September of last year, Matt Grice, an Oklahoma City police officer, suffered a traumatic brain injury after being rear-ended by a moving vehicle going 65 mph while he was sitting at a stop light. Immediately following the accident, Grice underwent surgery for the bleeding in his brain and was put in a medically induced coma. Doctors prepared his wife and family for the worst and the prognosis was grim. A former UFC fighter, Grice was not one to give up and he put that fighting spirit into his recovery. After being in a coma for more than a month, he awoke with little to no memory and was wheelchair bound. After months of therapy at Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation, Grice is now a walking and talking miracle. Although he still has some short-term memory issues, Grice continues to make remarkable strides in his recovery.


E.H. Pittman

E.H. Pittman, a soldier with the 45th Infantry Brigade, had just returned from a year in Afghanistan when he went to work at the 7-Eleven in Moore. That evening, an EF5 tornado would come barreling down on the store where he was working and his life was changed forever. When the sirens sounded, Pittman rushed his co-workers and customers into the bathroom. He continued his heroic efforts by shielding those in most need – a young mom and her infant son. After the tornado had passed, Pittman was the first to be rescued. Upon being pulled from the rubble, he continued his efforts by telling rescuers where the others were located. Pittman had suffered critical injuries – severe wounds, fractured shoulder blades, collapsed lungs and a broken back. Although paralyzed, he continues to work toward his ultimate goal of walking again.


National Winner, Gary Linfoot

A highly decorated soldier, Gary Linfoot was a member of the U.S. Army’s elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne). During his 19th combat tour in Iraq, his helicopter had a mechanical failure and crashed. As a result of his injuries, he was instantly paralyzed below the waist. After just three months of rehabilitation, Gary returned to duty as the officer in charge of the Special Operations Aquatic Training Facility. Gary served as an attack helicopter pilot in the army for 23 years before medically retiring in 2010 as a Master Aviator.  Today Gary lives in Nashville, Tenn. with his wife Mari and is back on his feet with the help of the Ekso Bionics exoskeleton.


Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Hospital is dedicated to not only rehabilitating the body, but the mind also. The journey of recovery does not end when patients exit Jim Thorpe - it is only the beginning.Your generosity provides philanthropic support to several of our critical programs: Aquatics, Music Therapy, Assistive Technology Center, Patient Care Specialty Equipment, Brain Injury Specialty Room, Brain Injury Support Groups, Patient Home Evaluation, Community Re-entry, Professional Specialty Rehabilitation Training, Horticulture Therapy, Spinal Cord Injury Support Groups, Limb Loss Support Group, Therapeutic Recreation Program & Mobility Center. Learn more how you can support Rehabilitation.

Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Courage Award Gala Sponsors

Executive Underwriter

The Chickasaw Nation

Gala Underwriter ($25,000)

Dr. & Mrs. John Munneke
Encore Professional Medical Services
Ekso Bionics
Jerry & Charlotte Hess

Restricted Appeal ($25,000)

Dr. Amal Moorad & Kathey Sandler

Diamond Sponsor ($15,000)

GT Clean
Whitten Burrage Law Firm

Emerald Sponsor ($10,000)

Creative Planning, Inc.
LeNorman Properties, LLC.
Air Comfort Solutions
Scott Sabolich Prosthetics & Research Center
Bank 7, Brad Haines
Douglas P. Beall, M.D.
Mrs. Henry Freede
Goolsby, Proctor, Heefner & Gibbs, Attorneys at Law
Bob & Tara Nouri

Crystal Sponsor ($7,500)

James R. Daniel (Jim)
Dr. Brent & Mrs. Sherry Tipton
Asbury Medical Supply
Raymond James & Associates
Cable Family Charitable Foundation
Clay Bennett

Platinum Sponsor ($5,000)

Bank of Oklahoma  /  Mathis Brothers Furniture  /  Mr. & Mrs. Bill Woodson  /  Law Offices of Dan Davis  /  Durbin, Larimore & Bialick  /  Blue Haven Pools of Oklahoma City & Tulsa  /  Gaming Capital Group  /  Dr. & Mrs. Wenjia Zeng  /  Johnson & Biscone, Attorneys  /  VIKASA Capital  /  Digestive Disease Specialists, Inc.  /  White & Weddle, P.C.  /  Downing Wellhead Equipment, Inc.  /  American Fidelity Foundation--Bill & Barbara Durrett  /  Ted & Sissy Moore  /  Advanced Perioperative Services & Surgery Logistics  /   Dr. & Mrs. Gary & Paula Schick  /  Dr. Phillip & Elaine Mosca  /  Dr. Ralph & Marjorie Shadid  /  Glenn Harris & Associates  /  Kirkpatrick Bank  /  Dr. Blake Kelly  /  TEAMHealth Mid-America  /  Shawn Smith, MD and Kristi Self, MD  /  Cunningham & Mears, P.C.  /  Richard & Glenna Tanenbaum  /  Living Through His Word Foundation  /  Mr. Steve & Mrs. Cathy Buchanan  /  Colbert, Cooper, Hill - Attorneys  /  Stephen & Tiffany Dobson  /  John Kennedy

Gold Sponsor ($2,500)

Keith & Terri Wilton  /  ProCure Proton Therapy Center  /  Ackerman McQueen  /  The First State Bank  /  Laura Beth Murphy  /  Mr. & Mrs. David Little  /  Hall Estill  /  Hal Smith Restaurant Group  /  StimDesigns  /  Dr. Greg & Nan Kelley  /  Crowe & Dunlevy  /  Stipe & Belote, LLP  /  Works & Lentz  /  Scott Robertson, M.D.  /  LDH Consultants, Lon Huff  /  Bell Law Firm  /  Ed & Jodi Sanchez  /  Dr. Chris & Ruth Carey  /  Echelon Medical  /  IWP (Injured Workers Pharmacy)  /  INTEGRIS  /  David H. Chansolme, M.D.  /  Joe Carson, Warkhawk Legal  /  Gary B. Homsey

Silver Sponsor ($1,000)

Tomlinson, Rust, McKinstry, Grable  /  Abel Law Firm  /  Latham, Nelson, & Associates, PLLC  /  John & Sheri Melot  /  Dunlap Codding, P.C.  /  Beth & Howard Pauchnik  /  athenahealth  /  Elmer & Connie Smith  /  Mr. Chris & Mrs. Julie Hammes  /  Dr. Georgianne Snowden & Porter Berry  /  Williams, Box, Forshee & Bullard  /  Dr. & Mrs. R. Murali Krishna  /  William & Nancy Massad  /  Dr. Scott & Mrs. Laura Mitchell  /  Mr. Charles & Mrs. Jaimee Zorio  /  Medical Park West Skilled and Long Term Care-Norman--StoneGate Senior Living  /  Imke & Associates  /  First Mortgage Company, LLC  /  Holloway Dobson & Bachman, PLLC  /  Wayne Lee Law  /  Shawn & Cynthia Fulkerson  /  110 Events  /  Geno's Furs  /  Schlegel Bicycles  /  Dr. Atul & Mrs. Bindu Walia  /  Howard Pollock  /  RD Cloth & Needle  /  Mr. VJ Jaziar  /  Dr. Stephen & Tiffany Wilson  /  Echelon OKC  /  Manhattan Construction  /  Mr. & Mrs. David Hadley  /  Elk Supply Company  /  Dr. Mohammad Paracha  /  Scott Cleaners  /  Scott Davis & David Leader  /  Devon Boathouse  /  John Kord Hammert, Attorney at Law  /  Gary & Cheryl Prochaska  /  Trey & Annette Kouri  /  H-I-S Coatings  /  Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics  /  Hans Herman  /  Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence Davis  /  Mary & John Seward  /  Mercedes-Benz of Oklahoma City

Bronze Sponsor ($500)

 Law Firm of Christopher T. Yanda, P.C.  /  Celerity Prosthetics, LLC  /  Dr. Reza Khodaverdian  /  Golden Age Home Health  /  Jim Igo & Pam Forducey  /  Cindi & Mike Shelby  /  Bob & Judy Bannon  /  Jeremy Z Carter Law  /  Dr. Christopher & Mrs. Dixie Lentz  /  Dr. Brent & Wendy Beson  /  Gibbs Armstrong Borochoff Mullican & Hart, PC  /  Tad & Debbie Shadid  /  Mr. & Mrs. James & Kristee Moore  /  Bob & Cindy Barnard  /  Diagnostic Laboratories of Oklahoma  /  Mark Albert, Attorney, PLLC  /  Speck-Philbin, Attorneys  /  The Tate Family  /  Kim Horn, PA-C  /  Jim & Nancy Wallace  /  Barbara & Mason Jett, MD  /  Dr. Syed Abbas  /  Robert & Lori Fightmaster  /  Nancy's at Northpark  /  Cathy & Dr. Jeff Cruzan  /  Dr. & Mrs. Michael Davoli  /  Dr. Eric Dedeke & Mrs. Bronwyn Woods  /  Mr. Arsenios & Dr. Andrea Corbishley  /  Dr. Paul Silverstein & Dr. Amalia Miranda  /  Dr. Tony Cruse

For more information

Please contact Sara Parcell, Event Specialist, at
405.951.5028 or sara.parcell@integrisok.com.

← Return to Events

View Event Photo Gallery

2014 Gala Co-Chairs

Dr. Amal Moorad
Kathey Sandler
Kevin & Ginger Sloan
Dr. Charles & Jeanne Morgan
Gene & Jo Downing
Bob & Tara Nouri
Dr. John & Barbara Munneke
Jerry & Charlotte Hess
Ryan & Julianna Deligans

Sponsorship Information