BENEFITING: Real Care For Wounded Warriors Foundation Inc
EVENT DATE: Apr 09, 2020
DAYS TO GO: 141
Real Care For Wounded Warriors Foundation Inc wrote -
Donate to help our Wounded Warriors. We're developing a breakthrough cure for PTSD. Save 22 veterans from suicide a day, and 8 million Americans.
Imagine waking up in the middle of the night, and hearing bombs go off that aren't really there. Most people believe that PTSD does not affect a lot of people. In fact, thousands upon thousands Veterans/Active duty members can be affected severely because of their traumatic experience in the field. They can be triggered by little things like fireworks on the 4th of July that make them believe that they are in the battle field. PTSD can affect a person to the point where believe things are happening when they aren't.
Men and women can come home after serving their country to find out that they to relive their traumatic experience in dreams and in flashbacks. PTSD is so common in the military that “one in three service men and women live with PTSD” because of traumatic experiences (Wounded Warrior Project). People don't realize how many people have this condition, and there aren't enough care sites. This is important because there is over a million members, so that can mean about 300,000 have PTSD. There are only 4 care facilities which isn't enough.
Those who do get the care from the Wounded Warrior Project receive great care. They “provide emotional support” and help with getting passed the past (Wounded Warrior Project). This allows veterans to ease into the transition going back home. This is important because it gives veterans the chance to ease the burden of waking up every night from bombs that arent there.