GrayMatterGreetings

Greeting Cards

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Announcement    Thank you for supporting Gray Matter Greetings and helping us to donate more than 80% of each card sold to brain tumor research, education, and scholarships. Our past donations of over $30,000 have supported research at the Givens Brain Injury Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and scholarships for health care professionals at Mercy Hospital in Minnesota. Current donations are being made to support research by Dr. Ian Parney at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. With your generosity, we can work toward broadening our reach and community impact.

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Last updated on Aug 12, 2020

Thank you for supporting Gray Matter Greetings and helping us to donate more than 80% of each card sold to brain tumor research, education, and scholarships. Our past donations of over $30,000 have supported research at the Givens Brain Injury Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and scholarships for health care professionals at Mercy Hospital in Minnesota. Current donations are being made to support research by Dr. Ian Parney at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. With your generosity, we can work toward broadening our reach and community impact.

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About GrayMatterGreetings

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Thanks for visiting our page and helping support brain injury research! Check out our About section to learn about our connection with brain tumors an

Gray Matter Greetings is a mother-daughter partnership that is the result of making lemonade when life threw lemons. Being an elementary school teacher, Donna Brandell had always been a busy-body in pursuit of her next project. So, in 2009 when she underwent surgery to remove a massive brain tumor and was forced to stop teaching, she needed an outlet. Donna began volunteering her time at a local hospital in the same rehabilitation department that helped her in her own recovery. She began making decorations to help make the hospital a bright and cheery place for the patients. Between “bulletin board” projects, Donna started to make cards for the people in the hospital. Soon, she was getting requests from patients and hospital workers alike to create one of a kind cards for all occasions. Donna often times recruited her daughter to help with lettering and after repeated collaborations, a light bulb went off. “Why aren’t we sharing our lemonade with everyone? And why don’t we help others make their own lemonade?” Thus began Gray Matter Greetings. When you purchase a handmade Gray Matter Greeting card, half of the proceeds will be donated to brain injury research in hopes that we can help others affected by brain injuries find a bit of sweetness when life gets a little sour.

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