Finding Hope in Adversity

tom_bendingFounder Rob Groeschen’s life was turned upside down when his older brother, Tom, sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as the result of a car accident. Tragically, Tom was unable to hold down a job or attend college after the incident. He lost independence in many ways, and Rob became frustrated with how little he was able to provide any real help for his dear brother.

In the early 2000s, Rob had an idea. What if he could give his brother the biggest gift since his accident: independence? It was from this idea that InReturn was born. In 2005, Tom became the first of dozens of TBI victims to start working in InReturn’s Blue Ash facility – a real-life working environment specifically designed for people living with brain damage, learning from an integrated life skills training program.

Today, InReturn has a capacity for 30 employees. Rob intends to grow InReturn much further, and to help restore some independence to the life of TBI victims and others who have suffered a neurological injury, disease, or disorder.