Resurrecting Lives Foundation Congratulates LTC Stephen Delellis

On May 27, long time supporter Lt. Colonel Stephen Delellis was promoted to his current rank of Lt. Colonel at a ceremony held at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. Congratulations Lt. Colonel Delellis.

On behalf of Resurrecting Lives Foundation, Mission Continues Fellow Tarik Jackson, the Ft. Bragg Pilot Program coordinator, presented a plague to the newly pinned Lt. Colonel Stephen Delellis congratulating him and thanking him and his family for years of service to our nation.

LTC Delellis and Tarrik Jackson with Palque


Pictured with Lt. Colonel Delellis is Mission Continues Fellow, Tarik Jackson, leading the Ft. Bragg Employment Initiative for Resurrecting Lives Foundation

Military Mental-Health Screening

On Monday, May 18, Senator Rob Portman explained various provisions of his newly proposed bill the Medical Evaluation Parity for Servicemembers Act of 2015 (S646). The Senator discussed the bill at a press conference held at the Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus, Ohio.    The MEPS Act will require baseline mental health and traumatic brain injury (TBI) assessments on incoming military members which will be used as baseline evaluations.  These assessments will also be performed after each deployment and upon military discharge.  Dr. Chrisanne Gordon, Executive Director of the Resurrecting Lives Foundation assisting Veterans with TBI, contributed to the formation of the bill and attended Monday’s round table discussion. As Dr. Gordon would remark, when service members depart the military “Who do we have here?”  Dr. Gordon states that knowledge about service members deployment and health status will assist employers in identifying the most suitable work environment for the newly hired Veteran.  Dr. Gordon also lauded Senator Portman for this landmark legislation citing that he was the first Senator on Capitol Hill to include traumatic brain injury as signature wound of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  She also applauded the efforts of Major General Mark Bartman, TAG of the Ohio National Guard and Ohio Department Services Director, Timothy Gorrell for their contribution to the brain health of Ohio’s Veterans.

To Read the dispatch article concerning this meeting Please Click Here

To Read a Summary of Senator Portman’s bill, Medical Evaluation Parity for Servicemembers Act, Please Click Here.

Senator Portman leads roundtable discussion

Senator Rob Portman leads Roundtable discussion

Vets Benefit Golf Outing – Galion Country Club

gcc_logoaddressGalion Country Club is hosting a golf outing on Friday June 12, 2015. The format of the outing will be a four (4) Person Scramble with a shotgun start at 10 am. Entry fee is $60 per person and includes 18 holes, cart, food and drink. Hole Sponsorships $50, with available $20 Team skins and $20 Team Mulligans. To enter the outing please call Mark Barrier at 419-468-2640 or email ENTRY DEADLINE , FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2015. All proceeds will go toward advancing the Resurrecting Lives Foundation Employment Initiative for our Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. For more detail Please click here.

In Memory – Eileen Martin

eileen martinResurrecting Lives Foundation would like to offer our condolences to the family and sympathies to the many friends of  Eileen Martin who passed away on May 1.  Eileen, as a member of AmVets Post 26 in Mansfield, Ohio,  worked tirelessly for our veterans and other charitable organizations. She and her husband, Tim, were incredible organizers for the AmVets Post  26 annual Rock and Roll Fest from which Resurrecting Lives Foundation and our Heroes greatly benefitted.  We will all miss Eileen. If you wish to view Eileen Martin’s obituary,  Please click here.