The holidays are a time of gift-giving, merriment, togetherness, and celebration. For our heroes suffering from the invisible wounds of war, the holidays can be overwhelming. The symptoms of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTS) can manifest in such a way that the holidays can become more of a burden than a celebration for some. The simple task of a trip to the mall can even be too much to handle. However, for those suffering, it’s critical that we assist them in finding the treatment they need to begin to heal.
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund serves our military heroes suffering from TBI & PTS by constructing centers to treat these afflictions so that they may return to Active Duty or regular civilian life. So far, 8 of 10 planned Intrepid Spirit Centers have been completed. These centers serve as satellites to our National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) which was specially designed to facilitate treatment and develop a model of care for the invisible wounds of war.
Each Intrepid Spirit Center is specially equipped to handle the needs of our military heroes and treat them with a range of care including physical and occupational therapies, creative arts therapies such as art therapy and music therapy, and space for other healing practices such as yoga to take place.
With our 8th Intrepid Spirit Center under construction and two more planned, we need your support to complete our mission and heal our heroes. This holiday season, remember the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and our heroes suffering from the invisible wounds of war. Show your support with a donation or help spread the word about our mission by starting a Facebook Fundraiser (100% of all Facebook donations go directly to IFHF. Facebook charges no fees for non-profit fundraisers).
Posted on November 25 2019 in Blog