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Veterans Caregivers: Did you know that VA has an online tool giving Servicemembers, Veterans, and families instant access to DoD and VA benefits information?! It's called eBenefits (www.eBenefits.va.gov). Check this cool #infographic out to learn more :)
Peace Begins With The Children
Raising a child is not an easy job, but the journey is definitely worth it. In our newsletter this month, Hearts of Valor caregivers share their valued family secrets on how they communicate, spend time with and teach their children about dad's wounds, illness and injuries.
Empowering America's Hidden Heroes
A video summary of the March 7, 2013, luncheon sponsored by JPMorgan Chase announcing results of a RAND Corporation report on military and veterans caregivers. Speakers include Senator Elizabeth Dole, Caregiver Fellow JaNelle Casson, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Admiral James Winnefeld, Caregiver Fellow Shannon Maxwell, Susan Molinari, Goog...
by Senator Elizabeth Dole "As I reflect on the national conversation we have initiated about military and veteran caregiving, one number continues to ring out in my mind – 5.5 million. The RAND Corporation report my Foundation commissioned revealed that 5.5 million Americans are caring for ill or wounded service members and veterans. When I first heard the figure, it astounded me."
"Research has proven that Equine Facilitated Therapy for treatment of PTSD works. It is one of the programs offered at Bethany's Gait (we are a nonprofit ranch). We are blessed to be able to help the ones (active and veterans) who risked their lives for our country." Cannot wait to do this for the rest of my life
Read the latest issue of Today’s Caregiver magazine (Digital Edition) Special Focus: Financial Aid for Caregivers DON'T MISS The Elizabeth Dole Interview - Advocating for Veteran Caregivers; PLUS: 2014 Today's Caregiver Friendly Award Winners; Seniors & Medications; Design Tips for Living at Home Longer; Caregiving in the Aftermath of a Storm ...and more!
Brendan Marrocco, US quadruple amputee, gets new arms
US soldier who lost all limbs gets new arms: The first US soldier to survive losing four limbs in Iraq has said he is looking forward to swimming and driving after having a double arm transplant. Pictured: Brendan Marrocco, 26, was injured by a roadside bomb in 2009.
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Former Senior Airman Brian Kolfage, a security forces airman, holds his wife, Ashley, on his lap as the couple looks out over the water on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Kolfage was one of the first Airmen deployed to Iraq in 2003 at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During a trip to the chow hall, a mortar flew over the walls of his camp and landed less than 10 feet from him. Kolfage barely escaped with his life and is the most injured surviving Airman from any war.
What is Moving Forward? Moving Forward is a free, on-line educational and life coaching program that teaches Problem Solving skills to help you to better handle life’s challenges. It is designed to be especially helpful for Veterans, Military Service Members and their families. However, Moving Forward teaches skills that can be useful to anyone with stressful problems