VFW Magazine published an article in their June/July 2014 edition entitled “TBI: Tallying the True Toll” which describes the challenges of treating veterans with TBI. The article features quotes from Dr. Gordon and Daniel Hof, our fellow. Check out the article for more details.
Matt Gossard & Daniel Hof, OIF Veterans, attended a press conference on behalf of The Resurrecting Lives Foundation and all Veterans on Wednesday, May 28th at the VFW Buckeye Post in Columbus, Ohio. He was there to support Senator Sherrod Brown and the Significant Event Tracker (SET) Act of 2014. This bill will help both active duty military members and veterans who suffer from PTSD and TBI to self-report an injury and help with the claims process for veterans. Michael Fairman, OEF Veteran, assisted Senator Brown in the development of the bill. We strongly urge everybody who cares for our military and veterans to support this bill.
Dave Smith on behalf of Resurrecting Lives Foundation thanking Senator Joe Donnelly, Indiana, for introducing the Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act of 2014. This bill will go a long way towards our shared goal of reducing suicides in our Military members and Veterans who struggle with PTSD/TBI.
At a press conference held Wednesday May 28th, in Indianapolis, Senator Donnelly announced that the Senate Armed Service Committee passed the bill last week. This bill now becomes part of the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2015
AMVETS Post #26 in Mansfield recently hosted a Rock-n-Roll Festival on May 10, 2014 to support Resurrecting Lives Foundation. The event featured auctions, door prizes and raffles as well as 8 area bands providing live entertainment. The efforts of the AMVETS Post 26 resulted in a very successful event again this year and was enjoyed by all who attended. Thanks to all those whose hard work yielded a spectacular event.
Memorial Hospital of Union County sponsored a private screening of the Documentary, OPERATION RESURRECTION, a documentary about solutions for the nearly 450,000 returning Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan who suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). There are an estimated 12,000 of these Veterans in Ohio. The documentary discusses solutions to Health Care, Education, and Employment for our returning heroes, and was introduced by US Congressman, Jim Jordan, representative of Ohio’s 4th district.
Also in attendance at the event, were Marysville Mayor, John Gore, as well as representatives for Union County Veteran associations. Several members of the Marion Veterans courts, including Judge Teresa Ballinger, were also present. A discussion panel followed the documentary led by Ken Bonnell of Union County Veterans Services explaining. The film, independently produced by Corpus Callosum Creations of Dublin, Ohio, supports the Resurrecting Lives Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit advocating for proper diagnosis and treatment for Veterans with TBI.
Our organization is one of 10 groups endorsing the Donnelly-Wicker Military Suicide Prevention Legislation. The bill entitled Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act of 2014 was introduced last week and will be part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015. It is a bipartisan bill sponsored by U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Roger Wicker (R-MS). To read the press release, click here.
Jason Savage has been working behind the camera, taking still photographs since 1995. He has photographed a multitude of subject matter, everything from elk in the forest to rock stars on stage.
Having earned his BFA in 2001 from Indiana University (Fort Wayne extension campus), Jason relocated to Portland, Oregon in 2003, and has enjoyed living there ever since. During this time in the Pacific Northwest, he has done a variety of photography assignments for individual clients, magazines, advertising agencies and nonprofits.
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