Expand Services for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injuries
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Expand Services for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injuries

    1. Sponsored by

      Wounded Warrior Project

More than 5,800 service members have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from a severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – over 4 times the number of injured veterans requiring an amputation.

Veterans who have suffered a severe TBI must relearn the most basic skills, sometimes including how to walk, communicate with family and friends, shop, cook, and how to perform other daily activities that are essential for living independently in the community. 

Severely wounded warriors often receive state of the art medical care while they are in the acute phase of their recovery, but once a veteran returns home, these services often end too soon, causing them to lose important gains in their recovery. Long-term support services – such as supported employment, community reintegration therapy, and other services that fall outside of the medical model – are often out of reach for these veterans despite being essential to their success in the community.

We can’t let a warrior lose ground on the road to recovery, because services aren’t available or have been cut off too soon.

A new piece of legislation introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate (H.R. 1855 / S. 957) will ensure veterans receive the necessary rehabilitative care throughout their entire recovery and that they will be entitled to the full range of services needed for independence and greater quality of life.

Take Action! Please contact your members of Congress and urge them to support The Veterans’ Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Services Act of 2011.

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    • Barbara Diggs HOLTON, KS
      • about 3 years ago

      Anything and everything for our soldiers!

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    • Denise Nelson GARDEN GROVE, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      I had a tramatic brain injury while in the US Navy... I got no help!! Please sign this and change things for those currently suffering from their brain injuries. Thank you.

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    • Pamela Cook MOORE, OK
      • about 3 years ago

      Help our Veterans!

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    • Marie Durbin ROSEMOUNT, MN
      • about 3 years ago

      To our MInnesota representatives. Please be sure to continue to support our military by voting for this bill. We have not only one of the largest contingents of National Guard serving in Iraq and Afghanistan but also hundreds of Active Duty deployed or returned from more than one deployment. Many come home with the invisible wounds of PSTD and TBI that can last a lifetime if not properly treated early.

      Thank you.

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    • Laura Virgil MESQUITE, TX
      • about 3 years ago

      There are many service men and women who have returned from Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran and who have never received a thank you. More service persons than I care to remember have been astonished when I stopped them and thanked them for their service to our country. These are the people who have been protecting our lives and our freedom, and they are also the walking wounded suffering from PSTD and other problems; they deserve serious help. The warriors who have been severely injured and need help NOW. They've protected us; it's time for us to give back. God bless our soldiers and God bless the USA!

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