The Houston entrepreneur community is disturbed after learning that Regina Vatterott, COO and co-founder of EllieGrid, experienced a medical emergency abroad. She was in Israel with a select group of start-up women from all over the world chosen from the Forbes 30 Under 30 list to spend time with the Schusterman Foundation group prior to the Forbes Global Women’s Summit. On March 31, Regina had a stroke at breakfast and was rushed into emergency surgery due to a major brain hemorrhage.
Thankfully, the doctors were able to get the bleeding under control. Regina was brought home to Houston where she has recently been admitted to the Texas Institute for Rehabilitation and Research. While the road ahead will not be easy, we hear that Regina is already stepping up to this next big challenge in her life.
If you’d like to contribute to Regina’s recovery, visit the GoFundMe campaign which is raising funds for recovery efforts, medical bills, and rehab expenses.
A Houston native, Regina is the COO and co-founder of Ellie Grid, a Houston-based company reinventing medical devices. She has experience advertising for thousands of independent pharmacies. Regina is passionate about using entrepreneurship and innovation to make a positive impact, and was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 2019. Her favorite things include traveling, farmers markets, yoga, and peonies. Regina studied Entrepreneurship at St. Edward’s University.
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The Brain Injury Research Center (BIRC) at TIRR is a collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas Health Science at Houston, other academic institutions and funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), from the National Institutes of Health and private foundations to conduct groundbreaking research on recovery from brain injury and interventions to improve outcomes for persons with brain injury.