Landmark Traumatic Brain Injury Study Honors Fallen Soldier
Six years ago on January 9, 2008, Sgt. Zachary McBride was killed by an improvised explosive device blast and forever changed the lives of Zachary’s Family. But his death also inspired another person — Dr. Chrisanne Gordon chairwoman of Resurrecting Lives Foundation. Read more about the study at TBI Study Honors Soldier
About Resurrecting Lives and Traumatic Brain Injury
Over 2.2 million service personnel have been deployed to the war zone in Iraq and Afghanistan – many with multiple deployments. The hallmark injury is Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI. This condition is difficult to both diagnose and treat because the specialists are not frequently found in the Veterans Administration. It is estimated that only 36% of the veterans returning from the Iraq & Afghanistan wars actually receive treatment through the Veterans Administration, although all are eligible.
In addition, newer brain technology is revealing the pathology involved with the development of Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). These neurologic and mental health issues are complex to treat, and, in the civilian world, they are handled by rehabilitation teams consisting of physical medicine specialists, neurologists, psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and social workers. Unfortunately, due to cost constraints and logistics, TBI teams are not found in the vast majority of VA centers and out patient clinics.
Resurrecting Lives Foundation assists in the recovery and reintegration of our OIF/OEF Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) by defining the brain pathology and by developing the protocols for recovery. We advocate for our returning heroes and their families while educating the public about the co-morbidities associated with a traumatic brain injury.
As a non-political 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Resurrecting Lives Foundation also has a special structure in that 100% of the donations to the foundation are used for Veterans Services relative to the mission. Our board includes an active volunteer working board with the members contributing over 200 volunteer hours per month as well as unique talents and support. The board donates time and funding so that administrative costs are completely covered which allows your donations to be used to support our veterans.
Please contact us and see how you can continue this important mission and support those suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
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