Raising Awareness, Changing Lives

Since 1977, the Rehab Center has hosted an annual Telethon to raise funds so we can provide therapy services to patients who need them regardless of their financial situation. Once a year, Telethon gives the Rehab Center the opportunity to share the stories of our patients and thank the generous donors who make it all possible. We hope you will consider giving a gift this year to support the patients of the Rehab Center and make sure they can receive the therapy services that they need.

Please join us for the 43rd annual Permian Basin Rehabilitation Center Telethon 2020 on Saturday, February 29th from 6:30pm – 10:00pm and Sunday, March 1st from 1:00pm – 5:30pm hosted by NewsWest 9 and Crossroads. Please call (432) 552-8000 during Telethon hours. We want to hear from you.

Tune in to the 8-hour Telethon, meet our patients, and celebrate their stories of determination, persistence, and inspiration. During the live Telethon, Call in your pledge that will get you into the hopper to win one of our fabulous prizes.

Junior’s Story

Junior Gamboa

Junior Gamboa is a 7 year old with Down syndrome, but that is only a small part of who he is. He is a son, a brother, a student, a friend and a joyful, vibrant patient at the Permian Basin Rehab Center. He is playful, loving and lights up a room when he walks in. He loves animals and playing pranks of the staff at the Rehab Center. He touches the heart of all who meet him.

A diagnosis like Down syndrome can leave families feeling lost and hopeless. At 16 months of age, Junior and his family came to the Rehab Center in search of help and hope. Junior needed help learning to crawl, walk, use his hands and speak. Six years later, Junior continues to receive speech therapy services to develop his communication skills. He is walking, running, going to school and talking more and more. His family and therapists are so proud of all the progress Junior has made.

All of Junior’s accomplishments have been made because of the support the Rehab Center receives from donors like you. Your gift during the Permian Basin Rehab Telethon will make a difference for patients just like Junior. Your gift will help patients and families right here in the Permian Basin. Your tax free donation will be used to provide therapy services to patients facing obstacles and challenges due to Autism, Down syndrome, birth defects, stroke or head injury. You can make a difference for them!

Give to Make Dreams Come True

For over 66 years, people like you have given hope to all the children and adults who have come to the Permian Basin Rehab Center seeking the therapy they need to make their life better. With your support, the Permian Basin Rehab Center provided over 24,000 therapy sessions to children and adults in 2019. Patients and their families travel from 34 counties in West Texas and New Mexico seeking the therapy they need and deserve. You are the
reason that the Permian Basin Rehab Center has been able to provide hope and help to our patients for so many years.

We cannot do it without you. It is through your generosity that we can continue to fulfill our mission. You can trust the Rehab Center to be good stewards of your donations. All funds given during the Telethon on February 29th and March 1st stay here to help us help your neighbors in need. You can be confident that your charitable gift will give
hope to those who face devastating accidents, birth defects, or Autism throughout the Permian Basin.

Through your generous giving, the Permian Basin Rehab Center continues to grow and provide the services that so many patients desire. The new Outdoor Therapy Center is an extension of the indoor therapy space that presents unlimited potential growth of the Center and the success of our patients’ quality of life. This unique, one of a kind facility will meet the therapy needs of our children and adult patients and help them transfer the skills acquired during therapy into their everyday environment. View the pictures of the Outdoor Therapy Center below.


With your gift, you are recognized as a strong community supporter and receive ongoing television exposure via our 8-hour televised event at CrossRoads Church on NewsWest 9.  Critical to the Rehab’s success are the many people and businesses who take an active role in helping patients achieve their dreams.

Please support the gracious sponsors that help make this program a success: