HELP 10 AMERICAN COMBAT VETERANS HEAL FROM TBI & PTSD

For: Bronco Troops Suffering from PTSD & TBI
United States
Organizer: STAND FOR THE TROOPS
HELP 10 AMERICAN COMBAT VETERANS HEAL FROM TBI & PTSD (Bronco Troops Suffering from PTSD & TBI)
$25,743
of $75,000 goal
34% Complete
Raised by 46 donors

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HELP 10 AMERICAN COMBAT VETERANS HEAL FROM TBI & PTSD

COL David “Hack” Hackworth’s Legacy Foundation STAND FOR THE TROOPS (SFTT) aims to send our the first of 10 American Combat Veterans from MAJ Ben Richards’ Bronco Troop 1-14 CAV to Pocatello, Idaho for TREATMENT OF TEN, an innovative medical treatment protocol for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The cost for treatment, room and board for a two-month residential stay per Bronco soldier is $15,000; our ultimate goal is to send 10 Broncos for this life-saving multi-modality TREATMENT OF TEN program not offered by the US Department of Defense (DOD) or US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT to reach our ultimate goal of $150,000 to send the first of 10 Veterans for treatment. 

A cutting-edge program integrating medical and wellness therapies that effectively treat the disabling “invisible wounds” of war, the TREATMENT OF TEN fundraising campaign kicks off on February 14 and runs until  May 31, 2018,(Hack was born on Veterans Day and laid to rest on Memorial Day 13 years ago.)

Richards and Hack are two warriors cut from the same khaki; they both risked their lives for the soldiers under their command and would do anything to expedite Combat Veterans’ recovery. Richards cites Hack’s determination to support his own troops in Vietnam as impetus for replicating this life-saving TREATMENT OF TEN program for Richards’ fellow Broncos.

As a tribute to Hack’s legacy, SFTT embraces and endorses Richards’ TREATMENT OF TEN as the only comprehensive program of its kind of medical and alternative treatments for Veterans who are plagued by the repercussions of TBI and/or PTSD. 

Invisibly wounded warriors such as Richards and Hack who suffer from TBI and/or PTSD are 25 times more likely to commit suicide than their Veteran peers. So far, the VA and DOD have provided few effective treatment options at the national level for the majority of those afflicted with the physically and emotionally crippling side-effects of either brain trauma or PTSD. 

Now more than ever, there is an urgent need for innovative programs that are economically feasible, easily replicated and yield quantifiable results.

The answer? SFTT’s TREATMENT OF TEN.

Every treatment component of TREATMENT OF TEN has successfully demonstrated significant improvements in the symptoms of combat-related TBI and/or PTSD in scientifically-rigorous clinical trials as well as for Richards, who during combat operations in Iraq, sustained brain injuries after hitting IEDs (improvised explosive device) or being attacked by IED-laden vehicles. When he returned home incapacitated by the invisible wounds of TBI and/or PTSD, as did many in his unit, TREATMENT OF TEN enabled him to resume his role as attentive caretaker of his family.

By funding these American Combat Veterans, you will allow SFTT to provide the following life-saving treatments,* advised by our world-class medical task force led by Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute research scientist and professor, Dr. Yuval Neria:

  • 40 treatments of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) (5x week) 
  • 24 Treatments of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (iTMS) (3x week)
  • 40 treatments of Low-Level Light/Laser Therapy (LLLT) (5x week plus each Veteran can keep the device for continued home-use)
  • 40-60 treatments of Cranial Electrical Stimulation (CES) (plus each Veteran will keep the device)
  • 8 sessions of Equine Therapy (1x week)
  • 8 sessions of Psychotherapy (1x week)
  • Training in Transcendental Meditation (TM)
  • Recreational Therapy (including SCUBA diving certification)
  • Fitness and Nutrition Program
  • Travel, lodging, and meals for each Veteran

With your generosity, SFTT’s grass-roots effort to launch TREATMENT OF TEN will give American Combat Veterans a way out of the darkness that plagues them as civilians. A safe, proven and effective TBI and/or PTSD therapeutic program, TREATMENT OF TEN has helped Richards and promises to restore combat-disabled Veterans to “active duty” as spouses, parents, employees and engaged members of their communities.    

Your contributions will support Hack’s legacy and Ben’s commitment to leave no man behind. 

*NOTE: All TREATMENT OF TEN therapy providers are SFTT partners with a history of offering services such as service dog training, organic farming, equine therapy, hyperbaric treatment, Transcendental Meditation (TM), Low-Level Light/Laser Therapy (LLLT), individualized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (iTMS), and EEG Neurofeedback among other treatments, that improve the quality-of-life for Veterans and their families. 


Please support SFTT’s campaign to help these 10 Broncos regain their lives. 

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