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Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund Recieves Donation From Atlanta Law Firm To Help Wounded Military Heroes

 

New York, NY  – The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund announced it received a donation of $5,000 from Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C. in Atlanta, GA, in support of the ongoing #MakeItVisible campaign for the construction of nine NICoE (National Intrepid Center of Excellence) Satellite Centers at military bases around the country, designed to provide new hope for those suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS).

“I have seen these brain injuries first hand and they are devastating,” said Todd Henningsen, Managing Partner of Henningsen Injury Attorneys, Inc.  “The first trial I was ever involved in was a traumatic brain injury as a result of a car accident.  It was not apparent to outsiders that our client had suffered a brain injury, but the symptoms affected every part of his life.  What I like most about this campaign is the real world applications it has for those not only injured in the military context, but also it broader application to civilian life and the help it can provide to all of the people suffering from these injuries.”

“This is an example of true citizen activism to help our wounded troops,” said Bill White, CEO of Constellations group and one of our nation's leading veterans affairs advocates whose firm is leading fundraising for the effort. “We are grateful to Todd and his firm for getting behind an effort that will have deep and lasting impact for our military heroes and their families.”

The NICoE Satellite Centers will be located at military bases and medical centers around the country to provide medical care for service members without having to separate them from their units or leave their families for extended periods of treatment.  This proximity to family and friends is expected to enhance their care and rehabilitation.

The design and mission of the Satellite Centers are based on the original NICoE, opened in 2010 at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.  Operated by the Department of Defense, NICoE is the most advanced facility of its kind in the country, and is the center of the Armed Forces’ efforts in researching, diagnosing and treating TBI, PTS and related injuries sustained by military personnel. Hundreds of American Service Members have received some form of diagnosis or treatment from NICoE in the last two years.

Each NICoE Satellite Center will incorporate:

·        Intake/Clinic area: psychiatric testing, chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, neuro psych testing rooms, and exam rooms.

·        Physical Therapy: open gym layout with physical therapy equipment including adjustable mat tables, parallel bars, treadmills, alter-G gait trainer, and other therapy items.

·        Sleep Lab: one sleep room, equipped with a sleep system and ambient therapy music, and a control room with a computer monitoring system.

·        Central Park: a unique and multi-purpose environment to support physical therapy and family activities, with features including a therapeutic labyrinth for meditation and focusing exercises and a natural setting with trees, shrubs, and water elements.

·        Family Room: providing a reprieve space for patients and family to spend time together and take a break from the clinical treatment regime.

The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is also currently engaged in a social media campaign, #MakeItVisible, which encourages all Americans to lend support to the NICoE Satellite Center Effort, and to learn about the invisible wounds of war, specifically Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress. Visit www.makeitvisible.org for more information.