BENEFITING: INTREPID FALLEN HEROES FUND
ORGANIZER: INTREPID FALLEN HEROES FUND
EVENT DATE: May 27, 2012
INTREPID FALLEN HEROES FUND wrote -
"Far too many are suffering from the signature injuries of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and traumatic brain injury.... The servicemen and women who embody what's best about America should get the best care we have to offer." - Barack Obama
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a leader is supporting the men and women of the Armed Forces and their families.
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund serves United States military personnel wounded or injured in service to our nation, and their families. Supporting these heroes helps repay the debt all American owe them for the sacrifices they have made in service to our nation. They are, in the words of our founder, the late Zachary Fisher, "our nation's greatest resource," and they deserve all the help that our nation can provide.
The Fund has provided more than a hundred million dollars in support of families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded military personnel and veterans. The Fund has also provided close to $20 million to families of U.S. and British military personnel lost in performance of their duty, mostly in service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In 2007, the Fund completed the Center for the Intrepid, a state of the art physical rehabilitation center at Brooke Army Medical Center to serve military personnel who have been catastrophically disabled in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and veterans severely injured in other operations and in the normal performance of their duties.
In 2010, the Fund opened the National Intrepid Center of Excellence to treat traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress on the Navy campus at Bethesda, Maryland adjacent to the new Walter Reed Military Medical Center. The Center provides the most advanced services to treat these brain injuries. The Center also provides research, testing of new protocols, comprehensive training and education, and ongoing telehealth follow-up care with patients across the country and throughout the world. This Center was dedicated on June 24, 2010 and has now begun its critically important work.