How The Healing Heroes Network Provides Healing Services at No Cost to Returning Combat Veterans
In my last blog post, I shared a study about how effectively hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can help ease the suffering of Iraq and Afghanistan war combat veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI). I have practiced neurology for over 30 years, and have specialized in hyperbaric medicine for over 17. And it makes me proud to support our wounded warriors with the benefits of this incredible therapy.
Since the wars springing from the events of September 11, 2001, I have urged U.S. legislators and military leaders to make HBOT available to the 347,962 service members suffering from TBI’s devastating effects. It’s why my wife, Stacey, and I founded the Healing Heroes Network.
In brief, our organization’s mission is to heal America’s Heroes by providing quality medical care to the men and women of the armed forces injured in the line of duty on or after 9/11/01. Through a nationwide network of medical professionals willing to provide services, Healing Heroes Network treats these brave warriors free of charge, for services not covered, or delayed under the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs benefits system.
Everyone who’s involved with the Healing Heroes Network is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our brave returning military members. We consider it a small contribution when compared to the great sacrifices these injured combat veterans have made to serve our country.
On October 6, 2011, I received the Marine Corps League National Commandant’s Award of Excellence for my service to our wounded warriors. What an honor that felt like to me! As National Commandant of the Marine Corps League, Vic Voltaggio, handed me the award, he said these words that were music to my ears:
“It will be our mission to help with your efforts to provide this invaluable healing therapy to our severely wounded warriors! And I’ll personally do all I can to enlist the support of effective legislative leadership to assist in urging the V.A. to likewise provide this therapy.”
The Healing Heroes Network helps to rehabilitate returning heroes who endure combat-related trauma after sustaining brain and body injuries. When the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs doesn’t provide adequate therapy or deliver care and services in a timely manner, our non-profit organization steps in to help. We have a network of caring providers all over the country who are ready, willing and able to treat combat veterans with hyperbaric oxygen therapy and other valuable treatments.
Our organization also supplies tablet computers to Iraq and Afghanistan war vets who have sustained Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and/or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to help them plan and organize their days. The services and therapies that the Healing Heroes Network provides are made possible by the generosity of donors, who, like us, feel so proud to play a part in returning brave soldiers to more normal, productive lives.
If you’d like to learn more about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and whether it could benefit you or a loved one, please contact our Palm Harbor, Florida center for a hyperbaric oxygen therapy consultation. HBOT treatment for combat veterans is provided at no cost through the Healing Heroes Network. Schedule your appointment online or call 727-787-7077 today. A member of our office staff will be glad to respond to your questions and confirm your appointment.
To learn more about the Healing Heroes Network, please visit www.healingheroes.org or call the main office in Palm Harbor, FL, at 877-470-HERO (4376).