Veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who are diagnosed with any of five other ailments will have an easier path to receive additional disability pay under new regulations developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. This regulation stems from a report of the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine (IOM) regarding the association between TBI and the five diagnosable illnesses. You can read the entire press release at:Press Release
A recent press release by Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) quotes Dr. Gordon and the importance of telemedicine as “a huge step toward rehabilitation and reintegration of the nation’s 450,000 Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan who suffer from TBI”. The initiative was introduced as part of the bipartisan amendment (S.A. 2114) from Senator Portman and Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI). You can the full article at Telemedicine Initiative.
Dr. Gordon had her blog message “Why Medicine Alone Can’t Help Our Veterans” recently published by the Huffington Post. The article challenges the status quo of treatment with psychotropic medications and encourages the use of an integrated wellness approach to treat our veterans with TBI. Read the full article at Blog post
The recent screening of the documentary “Operation Resurrection” was featured in an article in Stars and Stripes. The event was held at the Capitol Hill Visitor’s Center and was attended by a number of Congressional representatives and other interested parties. The presentation was another opportunity to increase awareness of the effects of Traumatic Brain Injury to those in Congress who can provide the resources to assist our veterans who are effected by this wound from our recent wars. Photos of the event can be viewed on our Facebook page at photos. You can view the handout given to those in attendance which list all the facts about TBI at Fact Sheet.
Thanks to the hard work from several board members and the generosity of many companies, the Foundation received over $14,000 for this event. We received donations from Careworks and the following law firms: Baker & Hostetler; Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease; Calfee Halter & Griswold. Thanks to all of these companies and their employees who participated in raising funds for our veterans with TBI.
A recent article in The Blaze discusses the importance of Veterans Day and how we all should assist those who have returned from service in the military. The article discusses the signature wound from the recent wars, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and also highlights the upcoming screening of Operation Resurrection, a documentary about solutions for our returning Veterans who suffer from Traumatic Brain Injury.
Resurrecting Lives Board Members were presented with a “big” check for $20,000 on October 28, 2013 as the net proceeds from the COAC’s annual clay shoot fundraiser benefiting our Foundation. Their support over the years has been essential to assist with supporting our veterans and raising awareness of the effects of Traumatic Brain Injury. Thanks again to COAC for surpassing their goal and again giving so much to our heroes. The event was held in August and you can view the tremendous showing below from those who participated.
The Foundation had 26 people who gave of their time to sell tickets for the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation 50/50 Raffle. The volunteers were able to sell over $9,100 worth of tickets which was split with the winner and a portion will go to Resurrecting Lives to support our veterans and assisting in their participation in research for Traumatic Brain Injury. Many thanks to those who worked hard to sell tickets during the game and help our veterans.
Veteran Ryan Gleich and Dr. Gordon were featured on the November 10, 2013 airing of The Spectrum, a local TV program on NBC Channel 4 in Columbus, OH. Ryan described the effects of TBI on our veterans and Dr. Gordon outlined the TBI study being conducted at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. It is a great feature that ran just before Veterans Day and should help raise awareness about this signature wound from the most recent wars.
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