Who We Are
GEMASSIST® Brain Awareness Foundation is a non-profit foundation created with a vision of becoming a national symbol of awareness, education, treatment and rehabilitation of spinal and brain injuries, and brain disorders associated with them. Our mission is to raise funds for people in need of treatment and rehabilitation through sales of unique jewelry, hat trims, go green, photography and pewter designs.
We are determined and dedicated to improving every patient’s quality of life.
GEMASSIST® donates 70% of sales to hospitals specializing in treatment and rehabilitation of patients with brain and spinal injuries.
At our Shop, you will see our “Brain Awareness” products from various artisans. Jewelry and decorations as well as “Brain Awareness Pin and Charm” sold with GEMASSIST® logo help fund treatment and rehabilitation for a number of patients at hospitals.
How GEMASSIST® Got Started
The foundation was started by Deborah Marie Krupp after Deborah's unfortunate illness forced her to leave her engineering job at a Global 500 company. Deborah was diagnosed with aphasia, trigeminal neuralgia, and suffered from hemiplegic migraines which misdiagnosis caused ABI (Acquired Brain Injury)
Deborah was a proud professional with almost 30 years of engineering experience working on international projects, and in a short amount of time, she was left sick and feeling without a purpose in life.
In her time of despair, Deborah discovered a new talent and passion she never knew existed. She started designing jewelry and decorations. This was developed by brain neuroplasticity, which is a term that refers to the brain's ability to change and adapt as a result of experience.
She wanted her jewelry, her story and her continuous struggle to not only help others in hospitals in need via financial donations, but also inspire others to find new ways to create and find their purpose in life when unforeseen challenges appear in their path.
That’s when GEMASSIST® was born.
All purchases of our products from this site count as tax deductible donations, as do donations.