The Christina Grillo Sullivan Foundation: “A Network of Guardians for Hope and Guidance” is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation dedicated to providing hope and guidance for individuals with brain injury, their families while navigating through the medical, educational, legal, and social networks.


To provide a network of resources to foster compassionate reassurance for the medically-dependent person with brain injury, their families, and support networks facing daily challenges while guiding them through the medical, educational, legal, and social networks. Brain injury can be devastating not only for the individual, but for the family and caregivers as well. The mission of The Christina Grillo Sullivan Foundation is to assist in building a Life Care Resource Guide tailored to the individuals needs that can be utilized to better deliver unified care and services over one’s life time.


The Christina Grillo Sullivan Foundation: “A Network of Guardians for Hope & Guidance” is a non-profit 501(c)(3) created by her family that endured the struggles that she faced every moment of her life. Christina Sullivan suffered from severe brain injury, seizure disorder, cerebral palsy, quadriplegia, g-tube fed, dislocated hip, scoliosis, dental reconstruction, and required deep endotracheal suctioning, along with daily speech, occupational and physical therapies, which created the daily challenges that the family faced in securing the necessary services to ensure her health, safety, and well being.

The Christina Grillo Sullivan Foundation has established a plan to address the following for your family and loved one:

 1. To establish a network of resources and reassurance for the medically dependent person with brain injury, their families, and support networks.Connect you to State, Federal and Local agencies to assist in the support of daily medical needs such as:
  • Care
  • Respite Care
  • Therapies: Speech, Occupational and Physical
  • Equipment
  • Home Modifications
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Social Security
  • Medically Dependent Children
  • HCS-Home Community Base Program
  • CLASS-Community Living and Support Services
  • DARS- Department of Assistive Rehabilitation Service
2. Providing guidance with our networks of organizations and professionals in order to protect the rights of individuals with brain injury, their families, and support networks.
  • Life Care Resource Guide
  • Financial Planning
  • Guardianship Matters
  • Right to Life
  • Special Needs Trust
  • Attorney Consultation
  • ARD
3. Providing a list of care centers in your area to connect with State, Federal and Local agencies to assist persons with brain injury, their families, and support networks.
  • Transitional learning Center
  • TIRR Memorial Hermann
  • Tideway
  • UTMB
  • National and Local Centers

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The love and devotion that Josephine gave to her daughter Christina continues on today by way of “The Christina Grillo Sullivan Foundation” that Josephine, Craig and Christian established to honor Christina’s life by assisting families and their loved ones with brain injury through the foundation.

Request Josephine Grillo Sullivan to speak at your nextscreen-shot-2016-06-23-at-11-55-37-am training session or conference to learn and hear the life changing story about how a mother’s love for her daughter influenced the structured settlement industry, changed law, and set a precedent with the second court of appeals case Pettiette V. Grillo opinion holding guardian ad-litems accountable for breaching their fiduciary duty. Bringing about a change where attorneys now ask their clients to sign what is now known as the Grillo Waiver.


Thank you again for attending the SSP Annual meeting in Tucson AZ.  The presentation you made, the information you shared and the story that you told was my favorite part of my time at the meeting.  Thank you for letting us get to know you and Christina on a much more personal level than what we had seen and read in the “case notes” and legal documents over the last 30+ years.  It was wonderful to meet you and to learn about how much effort and love goes into caring for a special needs child……you both look great for being over 150 years old in “care years” as Josephine pointed out!

– Society of Settlement Planners

“I have worked for Forge for a decade. I came in to settlement planning after my mother passed away, penniless, after spending through a cash settlement. Christina’s was the first case study I reviewed in training and is still, a decade later, relevant to my planning process in education our clients on all available options. Thank you for sharing your story with us and with others.”

– Forge Consulting, Training Seminar attendee

It was an honor to meet you two in Tucson. So glad you came out and told “the rest of the story” as Neil said. I know your angel is still touching lives everyday. From our perspective, as I related to you, her botched settlement and the resulting legal resolution fundamentally changed the structured settlement industry, and was part of the genesis of the Settlement Planning profession. So over the last 20 years she has affected literally thousands of injury victims and their families. Pretty cool.


“THANK YOU – testimonials like yours and expressing your story of Nina are absolutely critical for our organization. especially those in our office who never have the opportunity to meet with our clients face to face. You bring much needed perspective as to why we do what we do.”

– Forge Consulting, Training Seminar attendee

Request a Speaker TODAY to spread the story of how
Christina Grillo Sullivan and a mother’s love changed the industry!


The Christina Grillo Sullivan Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation dedicated to helping medically dependent individuals with brain injury, their families, and support networks.  The Christina Grillo Sullivan Foundation will assist in guiding the brain injured patient, their families and caregivers to the necessary resources involving medical, educational, legal, and social networks to assist in caring for their loved one’s needs while looking after their health, safety, and well-being.

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