BENEFITING: LIGHT IT UP FOUNDATION
What is the JUST BREATHE For Veterans Campaign?
The JUST BREATHE For Veterans Campaign is led by former All-Pro NFL Linebacker and world famous yogi, Keith Mitchell. The campaign has been created to provide both holistic and traditional western medical care for military veterans who are suffering from neurological and psychiatric disorders due to head trauma and/or exposure to toxic agents, while serving our country.
Keith Mitchell’s determination to help others who suffer from neurological and psychiatric disorders began shortly after his professional football career suddenly ended. Keith suffered a devastating blow to his spine while making a routine tackle that left him paralyzed from the neck down. After an arduous physical and mental six month period of rehabilitation, a unique recommendation from a hospital therapist changed his path to healing and helped him to regain control over his recovery. This journey to health restoration for both his mind and body began with the practice of conscious breathing and expanded into an array of alternative modalities that changed his life and his desire to help others, forever.
Mitchell’s foundation, the Light It Up Foundation in conjunction with the University of Rochester Medical Center, one of the most progressive centers for neuroscience and neurological care in the US, are working together to develop and implement a unique and innovative model care plan, called the KM5.9 Care Plan. Mitchell, a son of US military veteran, has turned his attention to those who have served our country. The plan is being specifically designed to better serve military veterans who are suffering from neurological and psychiatric concerns, including neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson disease, ALS, Alzheimer’s, and dementia by implementing a more thorough and consistent relationship between both the patient and doctor and his/her own health. In addition to traditional medical care, in-person evaluations will be followed by yoga, meditation, and mindfulness training to expose both groups to a new and unique approach to both the process of healing and to one’s own body awareness. Overall, the design of individualized care plans for each patient within KM5.9 will be comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and focused on setting each participant on the track to health restoration.
To Go Fast, Go Alone. To Go Far, Go Together. Join us and let’s JUST BREATHE.