About Michael Brent Resource Center

The Michael Brent Resource Center at Frazier Rehabilitation Institute was established in 2010 to address the needs of individuals and their families from the onset of spinal cord impairment and continuing throughout the life cycle.  Its mission is to provide a central location where educational books, DVD’s, CD’s, pamphlets and other educational materials are housed for inpatient, outpatients, families, staff, students and others to come and learn about spinal cord impairment.  The Center also … [Read more...]

About Michael Brent

In 1997 Michael Brent, then 18 years old, suffered a severe spinal cord injury in an automobile accident on his way home from Valhalla Golf Course in Louisville, Kentucky. In a single moment, the accident left this athletically and academically gifted young man paralyzed from the neck down. A few weeks later, a group of friends organized a car wash and bake sale to raise funds to help Michael and his family with the astronomical expenses associated with this type of injury. After raising over … [Read more...]

About Frazier Rehab

Frazier Rehab Institute was established as a physical rehabilitation institute in the early 1950’s after Amelia Brown Frazier was injured in a car accident and had to travel out of state for services because none existed in Louisville at that time. Now a part of the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary Health Care System, Frazier has a 135 bed inpatient facility and has 22 outlying outpatient clinics serving over 20,000 patients each year. In 2006, Frazier moved into a new 14 story building on the … [Read more...]

“Possibilities” Slideshow

"Possibilities" was first shown during the formal opening of the Michael Brent Resource Center on November 15, 2010. The "Possibilities" theme came as plans were being made for the foundation of the Resource Center. Michael's mother said, "This Center is not to be a 'Shrine to Michael'. It is about Possibilities, which is what Michael's life represents." … [Read more...]