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Study Links Traumatic Brain Injury to PTSD

From Stars and Stripes: “Traumatic brain injuries during deployments appear to increase the risk of troops experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home, according to Department of Veterans Affairs-sponsored research published Wednesday. In some cases, a servicemembers’ chance of acquiring PTSD was doubled by serious head or brain injuries suffered while deployed, the study in…

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Get Hot, While Climbing Ice with Paradox Sports!

Paradox Sports, a leader in adaptive sports, sponsors to ice climbing events. The first is this weekend in North Conway NH.  The second is in Ouray, CO on Feb 28 to March 2.  They’re having an online fundraiser to help support these two clinics, or “Paradox Ice,” as they call it. Each year, many veterans…

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Sexual Predators in the Yoga World

January is the time when everyone promises to start a new routine. Some join a gym, or a yoga studio. By sharing that there are yoga predators in the world of yoga isn’t being done to scare you off. However. we can’t sugar coat yoga, by telling you only the good stuff. You should also…

Veteran & Blind Adventurer Steve Baskis climbs a steep trail in Nepal

Discover Steve Baskis, Blind Athlete and Adventurer

I met Steve Baskis at the film debut of the documentary, “High Ground.”  The film follows 11 wounded warriors as they climb Mt Lobuche in the Himalayas. The veterans talk about their war experiences and what it’s like to live with both seen and unseen wounds. One of the most compelling individuals is Steve, who…

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Jamie Summerlin To Run 101 Miles for Wounded Warriors

Jamie Summerlin, a former Marine, won’t have a quiet post-Christmas day. Instead, Summerlin will run 101 miles from Shepherdstown West Virginia, to the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis MD for the Military Bowl football game. The goal?  To raise awareness about the lives of wounded warriors, and to gain donations for a community-based organization in…

What would you do if the man you loved, the man you wanted to grow old with, the man who made you laugh, who made you smile, who made you feel special…changed?  By change I mean, “very empty, angry, depressed, explosive, and rather unpredictable.”

My Insane Life as a Marine Wife

My Insane Life as a Marine Wife: A Conversation with the Founder of an Online Support Network What would you do if the man you loved, the man you wanted to grow old with, the man who made you laugh, who made you smile, who made you feel special…changed?  By change I mean, “very empty,…

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Homeward Bound Telethon: This weekend, on Military Channel

“It’s important to recognize the valiant contributions made by brave American soldiers, veterans who protect our country, and return home with PTSD and TBI. This cause is in my heart and I suspect that’s true for many Americans who care.” -Leonard Wilf, founder, Haven From The Storm Foundation This weekend, The Homeward Bound Telethon will…

US Army Veteran Jim Wolf

A Veteran Transforms both Inside & Out

Every evening, I see people dragging their suitcases to the local park, in search of somewhere to sleep. Every evening, I wonder how many served our country. Every evening, I worry about them, and a little piece of me dies. Homelessness, poverty, PTSD, are a vexing problem. On any given night, 62,619 veterans are homeless.…

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Epilepsy in Severe Head Trauma Cases: Understanding the Stats

For both veterans (and the family members or caregivers who are with them), the number of warning flags about possible conditions can be both scary and daunting.  Maybe it’s our heightened awareness and a tendency to worry or think of the worst possible consequences.  While WarRetreat is mainly about finding things that bring people relief, we…