Victory for Veterans is planning to open 20 "Warriors for Life Wellness Centers" across the country by late 2020 to care for over 27,000 veterans and first responders over the next 10 years.
These wellness centers will provide non-drug treatments for veterans and first responders free of charge in combination with its flagship virtual support group, Warriors for Life. In order to achieve that goal, Victory for Veterans needs to raise $3M for the first stage of opening two wellness centers. Initial investment of seed funding in the amount of $50,000 is sought to implement formal administrative and fundraising structures to support this effort.
Veterans and first responders are trained to put other people's lives before their own and often don't seek help for themselves when they need it most. Thousands of veterans and first responders suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other injuries that go untreated.
The two leading health concerns for veterans are TBI's and PTSD, and 60-80% of soldiers with other blast injuries may also have TBI. The issue is only growing. The Department of Defense and the Defense and Veteran's Brain Injury Center found that 22% of combat wounds obtained in the conflicts in Iran and Afghanistan resulted in TBI's, compared to 12% in Vietnam.
While the Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense have invested $100M in research for TBI's and PTSD, the VA primarily supports traditional pharmaceutical-based solutions. Those are good options for some, but not always successful.
VICTORY FOR VETERANS' SOLUTION
Victory for Veterans is proposing a more holistic approach that can better serve our veterans and lead them to long-term change and healing. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) have been proven to be effective in treating TBI and PTSD. A study by the National Institute of Health proved that HBOT can induce neuroplasticity and significantly improve brain function in mild TBI patients, even years after injury.
Even though they have been proven effective, the VA and, typically commercial insurance companies, don't support treatments like HBOT, pain management, counseling, chiropractic, accupuncture, massage, fitness, nutrition, support groups and other alternative therapies. Without insurance coverage, many veterans and first responders are forced to pay out-of-pocket for the services that will help them heal. Victory for Veterans will offer HBOT and other services to veterans and first responders free of charge at the wellness centers.
Each Warriors for Life Wellness Center will fund itself from a balance of paying and non-paying clientele. Fees from paying customers will cover the full cost of any service not covered by insurance. In addition, once up and running, each center will generate profits to fund future centers.
After receiving treatment through our Wellness Centers, we invite patients into our Warriors for Life Virtual Support Group for ongoing care and support. These support groups occur throughout the week and are available to all veterans and first responders.
The beneficiaries of the Wellness Center will of course be veterans and first responders, plus the community at large, specifically those suffering from a long list of illnesses, injuries, and diseases that HBOT can help with, including cancer, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, spinal cord injures and stroke
Join Victory for Veterans on our mission to restore hope to those who need it most. Veterans and first responders are often left hopeless , but with your help, we can support 3,000 individuals each year.
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