BENEFITING: Crisis Relief Network
When you are in the military, you may have been on missions that exposed you to disturbing and life-threatening experiences. You may have been shot at, seen a fellow brother get shot, or seen death. These types of traumatic events can lead to PTSD. Research shows that many veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) drop out of traditional therapeutic treatments due to the emotionally taxing process of recounting traumatic events, often fail to continue drug treatments due to the drugs side effects and potential for addiction. We feel in some situations drugs can be helpful in the short-term. The long-term goal is to eventually be able to function without drugs and without the need for prolonged psychotherapy - living as close to how our veteran’s felt before their deployment in a natural state of peace and good health.
The Veterans Trauma Support Network (VTSN) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was established to provide veterans with traumatic brain injuries, with FREE hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is unique to any other therapy used for brain injuries and neurological conditions. It is the only noninvasive therapy known that can significantly raise the oxygen content and blood flow in the brain and cause an adaptation for repair and quicker recovery from Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
The FDA has already approved several treatments based on HBOT; however, it is still NOT being recognized as treatment for ALL diseases (cancer, multiple-sclerosis, TBI, etc); therefore, insurance providers are not forced to pay for the more expensive HBOT treatments. Meanwhile, the men and women who sacrificed their lives, family, and own well-being are suffering the effects of these traumatic occurrences. The costs of this type of treatment can range from $150 - $200 per session, and in order to have significant results, the individual needs to undergo 30 - 40 sessions. We are raising funds in order to help provide this as a FREE service to our veterans.