Foundations of Sharp HealthCare

37th Annual

Sharp Allison deRose Rehabilitation Center Poker Tournament

Sharp Allison deRose Rehabilitation Center Annual Poker Tournament


Survivors Rehabilitation Fund

Survivors Rehabilitation Fund (SRF) was created in 1985 by Ray and Becky Willenberg after Ray's sister, Renee Willenberg, suffered a severe traumatic brain injury at 23 years of age in a car accident leaving her in a coma for almost three months. After receiving nine months of inpatient rehabilitation, Renee was referred to the Sharp Community Re-entry program, which was not a service that was typically covered by health insurance at the time. Determined to help ensure that his sister and other brain-injury survivors had access to the highest quality rehabilitation care, Ray and Becky establilshed SRF.

A couple of years later Ray was introduced to Robert deRose whose daughter, Allison deRose, had experienced a heard injury as a result of a car accident as well. She too recovered from a coma, and was sent to Sharp Rehabilitation Center. Robert recognized the same need that Ray had and partnered with Ray in 1987. SRF has been raising money and changing lives for Sharp patients with traumatic brain injuries for over 37 years. 


The Tournament

The Sharp Allison deRose Rehabilitation Center Poker Tournament is a Texas Hold'em tournament........

All proceeds support programs and services at the Sharp Allison deRose Rehabilitation Center at Sharp Memorial Hospital, where patients impacted by traumatic brain injuries successfully transition from hospital to home.

Event Details

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Fairbanks Ranch Country Club

Presenting Sponsors:

  • Ace Sponsor  - Melissa DeRose
  • King Sponsor - Denise DeRose Cahill
  • King Sponsor - Troy Hawks

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Patient Story

Daniel Saenz-Castro and familyDaniel Saenz-Castro suffered a traumatic brain injury, multiple fractures and a cardiac arrest and was hospitalized at Sharp Coronado Hospital's skilled nursing facility for more than two years after a serious motor vehicle accident. He made incredible strides while there, becoming an ideal candidate for Sharp's Community Re-Entry Program, which provides specialized outpatient rehabilitation services specifically designed to help individuals recovering from brain injuries develop and integrate skills to successfully return to their homes and communities. The Survivors Rehabilitation Fund made it possible for Daniel to attend the program and continue his excellent progress. He has now moved on to the Sharp Adaptive Driving Program and is in the final stages of obtaining reinstated driving privileges to continue his active lifestyle of working out, volunteering at his church and starting his own car detailing business.

Make a contribution to support programs and services that help give patients like Daniel a second chance.

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If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Jennifer Hale at or 858-499-8062.