We are grateful for the men and women who have given their lives that we might be free. We also need to be grateful for and supportive of the veterans who return from war without hope, without heart, and without their full faculties, possibly never to regain them again.
http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ Wounded Warriors’ Project was set up to assist our returning veterans. I was pretty shocked when I attended a TBI intervention conference several years ago and heard of how few services there really were. Was also amazed that there seemed to be little progress in interventions since I attended the National Association of Neuropsychology conference about fifteen years prior.
There are some treatments that help. One is neurotherapy (www.eeginfo.com) which is becoming more available to our veterans. We are blessed locally to have Dr. Lanny Fly http://flyconsulting.com/team.html and many neurotherapists who Dr. Fly has trained over the years. He is a veteran and graduate of a military academy as well as having been a chaplain, and really has a heart for our young veterans.
Of course we should pray for them and for their families. Dad or Mom may have come home, but that person may not be the same one who left. But with God’s help, one can survive, even overcome, these great difficulties, through time and healing.
I am dedicating this post to my father, William Henry Fancett, a wounded warrior. He is in the place of perfect healing. I thank those who also served with him and gave their lives either physically or emotionally as a cost for their participation in WWII.
Memorial Day Weekend Post by Carrie Fancett Pagels