VA Hospitals NEED Our Help

VA HOSPITAL NEEDS OUR HELP
VETS WHO GAVE SO MUCH DESERVE BETTER!

It’s unfortunate that our troops give so much and make such enormous sacrifice only to come home and encounter such difficulty trying to get the care they deserve. The VA Hospitals can sometimes suffer from inefficient and bloated management, and veterans who have nowhere else to go for healthcare have no choice but to deal with the long waits and vent their frustration later.

Health care provided by VA often lacking
by Marie Manning

April 15, 2013
WASHINGTON – When it comes to the health care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs , “free” doesn’t mean “good” or even “adequate” health care.As the caregiver of an Army veteran of Afghanistan, I can assure you that the VA’s care is fraught with errors and inadequacies.My partner, an Army sergeant and current member of the Illinois National Guard, served 21/2 years in Afghanistan before being flown to Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C., for combat-related back surgery. He had been driving to Kabul when an IED exploded under his armored vehicle. Maintaining his calm, he helped save the lives of his buddies by maneuvering to keep the top-heavy vehicle upright and on the road. As a result of his work in Afghanistan, he was awarded the Bronze Star.The attack’s aftermath did not fade after he returned to the U.S.After spending four months at Walter Reed, he continues to experience back pain – and new symptoms have emerged. He now suffers from psychosis, which includes post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), severe anxiety, depression, fugues and insomnia.

If the government can’t provide for our troops…who will? Will you?

We can’t just stand by and let our troops suffer while we look the other way. We aren’t doctors or care providers, so unfortunately we can’t step in and do the government’s job for them, but we will do whatever we can to help our troops. We developed the “Ditty Bags” as a way to provide support and a little bit of care for our veterans and troops receiving treatment at VA Hospitals and Military Medical Centers.

It’s the best we can do to try to help our troops who, years after serving, continue to suffer from injuries they received in the line of duty. Won’t you help these veterans today? Click here to sponsor a ditty bag now.

 

DONATE NOW TO SEND ‘DITTY BAGS’ TO OUR TROOPS AT WALTER REED

MAF’S DITTY BAG PROGRAM FOR TROOPS INJURED IN BATTLE!


Give thanks to our active duty troops and veterans by providing personal “Ditty Bags” full of the items requested by the VA and Walter Reed!



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Move America Forward + Walter Reed

We need your help! We aren’t receiving enough support for our wounded troops!

Last week MAF revealed our next project to support the troops – sending “Ditty Bags” full of necessary items to veterans receiving treatment at VA hospitals and active duty troops at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Donations have been coming in, but we need more! There are hundreds of troops waiting for ditty bags and they need your help today!

As the largest military medical center in the U.S., Walter Reed is a tertiary care destination providing services in over 100 clinics and specialties. Proud to be known as the first destination in the continental United States for caring for the wounded, ill and injured from global conflicts.

The Base Realignment and Closure Act (BRAC) of 2005 closed both National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) and Walter Reed Army Medical Center culminating in the opening of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda on 15 September 2011 with the dedication ceremony occurring on 10 November 2011.There has been no bigger, farther-reaching single event in the history of military medicine. The bringing together of these two great military Medical Centers on the grounds of the former NNMC in Bethesda, officially launched a huge and vital change in the nation’s military medical history.As Army, Navy, Air Force and Uniformed Services University healthcare systems join together we continue to combine and respect our diversities and unique individual histories while reaping the benefits of a strong, united and energetic entity. Walter Reed National Military Center, Bethesda is today a single entity committed to a mission that we are honor-bound to pursue; that of providing world class healthcare to our nation’s fighting forces, retirees, and their family members.

Source: Walter Reed (WRNMMC) Homepage

 

DONATE NOW TO SEND ‘DITTY BAGS’ TO OUR TROOPS AT WALTER REED

MAF’S DITTY BAG PROGRAM FOR TROOPS INJURED IN BATTLE!

Give thanks to our active duty troops and veterans by providing personal “Ditty Bags” full of the items requested by the VA and Walter Reed!

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