Is launching a new $100 million campaign to support service members afflicted by invisible wounds of Traumatic Brain injury and Post Traumatic Stress.
Help us to make it visible,
In 2007, Congress mandated that the Department of Defense (DoD) create a center to advance our nation’s understanding about the invisible wounds from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This center would be designed to respond not only to the growing needs of those with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and psychological health (PH) conditions, but to serve as a center of excellence that would influence the military health system.
The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) led the fundraising effort for the NICoE by securing $65 million in private donations and overseeing the construction and equipment of the facility. The 72,000 square foot, two-story facility located on the campus of Naval Support Activity Bethesda, home of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.
The NICoE began seeing patients in October of 2010. With a vision of “hope, healing, discovery and learning,” the NICoE is committed to providing interdisciplinary diagnostic evaluations and treatment of complex TBI and PH conditions in a family-focused, collaborative environment that promotes physical, psychological and spiritual healing. In addition to advanced diagnostics and long-term treatment planning, the NICoE also provides family education and reintegration support to help a service member’s transition back into his or her career, and serves as a research hub by utilizing the most current technical and clinical resources to advance medical science in TBI and PH.
There are hundreds of formerly prosperous communities all over America that are being steadily transformed into rotting, decaying ruins. The good paying middle class jobs that once supported those communities are long deceased, when you visit those communities, it is almost as if all of the hope has been sucked right out of the air. It can be absolutely heartbreaking to look into the hollow eyes of someone that has totally given in to despair, but unfortunately the number of Americas that are giving up on the economy continues to grow. The U.S. economy has been in decline for a long time, and the really bad news is that it appears that decline is about to accelerate. We are a nation that consumes far more wealth than we produce. We are a nation that buys far more from the rest of the world than they buy from us. We are a nation that has a “buy now, pay later” mentality.
It’s a portmanteau of ambiguous meaning, though as the bleak civic outlook suggest, the passage is far more terrifying. There’s no story here, no narrative, just a look as if through a window into a portion of the human existent. The lack of any real relatedness between the coven literature, fuel the sense of disconnectedness in a modern day. Though billed as a sort of cautionary tale about America, and explicitly intended to provoke political discussion, it isn’t exactly clear what conclusions we are supposed to draw from rigorist failure, or how it would inform any real debates or decision making, as the core conflicts and issues are not addressed in sufficient depth to enable the truth, and facts about the effects of commerce manipulation.
One reason we made the decision to leap into the unknown territory of corporate America, because we actually can. That is to say, there is a compose paradigm shift happening right now where consumers and entrepreneurs of every stripe and color have an infrastructure taking shape where the barrier to entry is dissolving. Are we supposed to feel dreadful, it has crossed our minds that this is possibly a mental thing to do and we are inviting a lot more adversity into our lives, no doubt. But we also gain a real sense of tolerance whom we can recognize the b@$>t for the first time. Capitalism do not and should not have to take any and every deal that comes their way, especially if there’s life, moral, and security are involve in a black market dictatorship style modus operandi.
Major big businesses completely exploit the apathy and nonchalant behavior of the investing public as the economic conditions continue to deteriorate. At some point in time, these condition will disintegrate more rapidly into an exponential free-fall. The consequences of decades of incredibly foolish decisions are starting to weigh in, and it is those at the bottom of the food chain that will suffer the most. Unfortunately, economic reality is not going to change even if all of us try to ignore it. Those that are willing to take an honest look at what is coming down the road are very troubling. When we step back and take a good, hard look at the numbers, they truly are staggering. What we are witnessing right now is the calm before the storm. Let us hope that it lasts for as long as possible so that we can have more time to prepare.