David Lynch Foundation's Fundraiser:

HEALING THE HIDDEN WOUNDS OF WAR: HELPING VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES OVERCOME PTSD

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THE STORY:

Using an extensively-verified, simple-to-learn meditation technique, the Operation Warrior Wellness initiative is changing the lives of hundreds of veterans and military personnel who are gripped by the nightmare of post-traumatic stress disorder. 

“Transcendental Meditation reduced my anger and outbursts of rage. I don’t dwell as much on my past. I have hope for the first time since I returned from Afghanistan.”      — Luke Jensen, OEF veteran

 

I. COMBATTING AN EPIDEMIC OF PTSD AMONG OUR VETERANS

Staggering statistics from the Veterans Administration show that more soldiers are dying from the trauma of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan than at the hands of enemy combatants. Over 400,000 veterans have been diagnosed with PTSD since 2001, and 22 veterans die from suicide each day.

Operation Warrior Wellness (OWW), an initiative of the David Lynch Foundation, helps veterans, active-duty service personnel and their families overcome post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through evidence-based meditation. OWW partners with Army and Marine Bases, VA Medical Centers, military colleges and veterans service organizations across the country to reach current and former military personnel in need. 

The initiative uses the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique, a simple, easy-to-learn, mental technique that has been shown, by over 340 peer-reviewed studies and $26 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health, to be uniquely effective in relieving stress and stress-related illness. 

 

II. RESULTS FROM STUDIES INCLUDING OEF/OIF AND VIETNAM VETERANS

  • 40-55% reduction in symptoms of PTSD and depression
  • 42% decrease in insomnia
  • 30% improvement in satisfaction with quality of life
  • 25% reduction in plasma cortisol levels
  • Decreased high blood pressure–on par with first-line antihypertensives
  • 47% reduced risk of cardiovascular-related mortality

 

III. HELP OUR VETERANS WIN THE FIGHT AGAINST MENTAL INJURY 

“TM helps you de-stress and relax. It takes the edge off. I used to be on 20 pills a day that were prescribed by the VA, many of which were narcotics that I became addicted to. Now I’m no longer on them, and TM has transformed my life into something sane again.” —Sgt. Lou Tavarez, Special Forces, United States Army

With support from matching donors, your gift of as little as $500 will provide the healing benefits of Transcendental Meditation to a veteran, active-duty personnel, cadet or first responder in need.  

Thousands of veterans urgently await your decision. Please give them the gift of Transcendental Meditation today. 

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To This Fundraiser

$2,434

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bill Ellis

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Mark and Nancy

    $50

  • Linda Saindon

    $100

  • Lyn Webb

    $10

  • Peter Rubnitz

    $100

  • Chuck and Corrine

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Van

    $20

  • James Wilson

    $40

  • Andrea Gorzell Hickey

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Courtenay

    $100

  • Anonymous Evertsen

    $20

  • Diane Erbeznik

    $25

  • The Urgency Network

    $25

  • Sharlene Bristow

    $20

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  • Nancy and Todd

    $35

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Sean Neff PTSD suffer

    $27

  • Will

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Andrea and Richard Beall

    $100

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    $20

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  • Sharlene Bristow

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  • JOSHUA ARONSON

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Debbie Friedman

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Aaron Steinberg

    $25

  • Rose Danaher

    $25

  • The "Jambie" team

    $25

  • LA LUCHI FOUNDATION

    $75

  • James C.

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • jeanne meyers

    $100

  • Helene Delaunay

    $18

  • Cathy White

    $20

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  • Lance Marxen

    $15

  • Kitty

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  • Adam

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  • Ron Pero

    $100

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    $19

  • Ruth and Bob Guillard

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7% Raised of $35,000 Goal

The Team: $2,434 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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David Lynch Foundation

Amount Raised:

$1,526

 

4% Raised of $35,000 Goal

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Linda Saindon

Amount Raised:

$515

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Adrien Daller

Amount Raised:

$185

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James Wilson

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$90

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LA LUCHI FOUNDATION

Amount Raised:

$75

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Riva Winningham

Amount Raised:

$25

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Helene Delaunay

Amount Raised:

$18

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soangela hardt

Amount Raised:

$0

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Ruth and Bob Guillard

Ruth and Bob Guillard

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $19

2 years ago

@MelEcollage

@MelEcollage

As a TM practitioner, believe in your mission seeking World Peace even 1piece at-a-time! Make A donation on your birthday & mine. Is it not better to give than receive? We can hope but can also act. 2 years ago

Ron Pero

Ron Pero

DONATION: $100

2 years ago