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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U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) introduced the Medical Evaluation Parity for Service members (MEPS) Act which would improve the way the military identifies and assesses mental health issues. If enacted, the MEPS Act would institute mental health assessments for both incoming recruits and service members separating from active duty. The entry screening would serve as a baseline for future mental health assessments throughout service members’ careers, while the exit screening would provide more accurate information on their mental health condition as they transition to civilian life. To make this transition easier, the bill also directs the Department of Defense to issue a report on its ability to issue service members electronic copies of their health records as they leave service.
“Too many of our men and women in uniform still suffer from the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and behavioral health conditions,” Portman stated. “While the Department of Defense has made great strides in the way it treats these invisible wounds of war, the steady persistence of this problem demonstrates the need for more action. This legislation represents an important step toward a more comprehensive and effective approach to mental health that covers service members throughout the duration of their service as well as during their transition to civilian life.”
To view all the details, please see the full article at: Press Release
A news article written by Jesse Bogan, a St Louis Post-Dispatch reporter, describes the effects of TBI injuries, the human toll it takes on our Vets and their families, the lack of adequate treatment and how researchers are attempting to find answers to mitigate the effects that TBI injuries have on our vets. To read the full article, click here.
Michael Lipton, MD, PhD, at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, in cooperation with Resurrecting Lives Foundation, is defining the brain injury caused by combat-related blast injuries in our Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. By describing the pathology, using state of the art technology, we can better provide treatment. To view all the details, please see the full article at: Press Release.
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
Resurrecting Lives was featured in a full page ad in USA Today for their holiday edition (Christmas Eve & Day). The ad was featured on the back of the Sports section, page C10. Thanks to all those who helped make this possible. The ad was a donation to the Foundation to help raise awareness. It features the caption: “Resurrect a Hero”. You can view the proof of the ad here or view the image below.