Michael Bethune

Michael

Michael was injured in a car accident in August of 1994, at the age of 21, and was given a 5% chance of surviving.  Although he has a serious brain injury and his memory is poor, his superior intellect is still very apparent.  Before his accident, he was very artistic and musical, plus he enjoyed writing poetry.  He is still quite artistic and also very creative with words.

Juvencio Muniz

Juvencio suffered from a brain aneurysm in December of 1995, and while the aneurysm was successfully repaired, it left him extremely disoriented and lethargic. His condition was poor for quite awhile after the surgery, and doctors were reluctant to give the family any hope that he would significantly improve.

After being discharged from the hospital Juvencio stayed with his brother while waiting for a room in a lock-up facility. He could not care for himself and frequently wandered away and became lost.  While waiting for an opening, he began making improvement, and shortly thereafter moved into the Glenwood house.  He compensates for his memory loss by writing things down and using his cell phone alarm.

John Pedrazzi

John moved into the Glenwood house in December of 2022. He is in his 50’s and unable to read or write, but has a great memory! He also has a good sense of humor and enjoys helping in any way he can.

Robert Yonts

Robert was living in Hayward, CA until he moved into the Glenwood house.  He has a trach in order to help him breathe, but is aggressively working on losing weight so that he can have it removed. Robert loves art and music.  He has a very positive attitude and a wonderful sense of humor!