Medical Professionals Helping Veterans
Healing Heroes Network (HHN) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that provides therapeutic and financial assistance to U.S. Military members who were injured in Iraq or Afghanistan following September 11, 2001. Our non-profit’s efforts are made possible through a network of nationwide medical providers.
HHN helps to rehabilitate returning heroes who endure mental and physical combat-related trauma after sustaining brain and body injuries. Our organization provides urgently needed services and therapies that U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs currently does not provide. We also step in when the V.A. doesn’t deliver care or services in a timely manner.
If you are a healthcare provider who would like to join our network, we welcome you. Please contact us today so that we can connect you with war heroes who still badly need help. 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 therapeutic programs that HHN provides are made possible through fundraising and public giving. Over and over, we have seen brave soldiers returned to normal, productive lives through the generosity of HHN’s donors.
In brief, our 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.
Read Adam’s Story:
Our story begins with a single brave Marine. Like so many others before him, in 2004, while serving in Fallujah, 27-year-old Adam sustained a roadside bomb blast that left him with traumatic brain injury. As a result, he suffered from headaches and difficulty thinking or paying attention. Adam’s memory failed him, and his days were beset with chronic pain, mood swings and frustration. Naturally, he had concerns about how he would support himself or his family.
One day through the grape-vine Adam heard about a doctor who specialized in healing injured veterans with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). The treatment offered traumatic brain injury victims hope to return to a productive life. So, once he obtained a doctor’s referral, Adam began seeing Dr. Allan Spiegel.
After practicing Neurology for over 25 years and specializing in Hyperbaric Medicine for 12, Dr. Spiegel knew how well HBOT could heal the heroic Marine. But the doctor faced an uphill battle with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, who refused to cover the cost of the therapy. As he had for so many other returning soldiers, Dr. Spiegel offered to donate his services.
As Dr. Spiegel predicted, Adam had such success with HBOT that he could return to civilian life and a job. And the young hero’s triumph only fueled the doctor’s determination to do more:
“Enough!” said Dr. Spiegel, “Something’s got to change!”
So he traveled to Washington to appeal on behalf of treatment for wounded veterans. Sadly, his efforts were met with delays and frustration. But the doctor continued to hope and to press for change.
After conferring with key military personnel, congressional leaders and other medical providers, Dr. Spiegel had a clearer picture of the situation. The funds congress had enthusiastically voted in to fund two wars were in short supply now that its country’s brave heroes had returned. The doctor also discovered that many of his peers were as eager as he was to make a difference in the lives of returning veterans. And so it was that Dr. Spiegel and his wife, Stacey, founded the Healing Heroes Network.
Why Our Returning Heroes Need Us:
Like Adam, almost every service member serving in Iraq or Afghanistan has suffered one or more concussions or blast injuries. Many Marine combat units report five to seven of these events over their military careers. The events can lead to:
- Physical trauma and concussion syndrome
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
These illnesses can produce devastating symptoms, such as:
|• Cognitive Issues||• Muscle Pain|
|• Memory Loss or Disturbance||• Depression and Anxiety|
|• Domestic Violence and or Suicide||• Decreased Attention Span|
|• Loss of Balance||• Joint Pain|
|• Headaches||• Irritability|
|• Language Difficulties||• Inability to Efficiently Process Information|
Loss of Balance
Most of these symptoms can be healed through the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). Unfortunately, the Department of Veterans Affairs seldom covers the entire expense of the treatment. But shouldn’t our brave service members feel confident about returning to wellness without worrying about how to pay for it? Since the September 11, 2001 terror attacks and the wars that followed, thousands of U.S. service men and women have been wounded in the line of duty. These heroes have paid for our freedoms with broken bodies and shattered lives.
While the V.A. cannot provide sufficient funds to heal them, our brave young men and women continue to suffer needlessly. Their selfless actions on our behalf deserve more. That is why the Healing Heroes Network provides desperately needed healing therapies that enable injured veterans to return to hope and a future. Please take a few moments to read about the veterans we proudly support and the services that we provide them at no cost.
On behalf of Healing Heroes Network and the injured American veterans who are still so in need of assistance, we thank you for taking the time to read Adam’s story. Your kind support could help to heal many more heroes like him. Please consider lending your time, talents or financial resources to our brave men and women. We assure you that their return to healed lives is the finest reward any of us could ask for.
In faith and dedication,
Allan & Stacey Spiegel
Founders of the Healing Heroes Network
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