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VET RADIO - WHATS HAPPENING OUT THERE
John Lee, Director of the Washington Vetrans Affaris
Here how things are going as our troops are coming home after years of war to a economy spiralling in debt, unemployement devestating families and communities.
Our soldiers are coming home with wounds that can't be seen to a system and society that cannot understand the challenges face these men and woman returning as well as the other 5 millinon plus already hidding in the shadows. Most not evern realizing that brain injury is the number one cause of death and disabilities in children and adults under 40.
Most doctors and emergency are able to recognize or treat this silent sinister disability. People walking through life trying to fit into society. But it is hard to fit in when your friends and family look at you and cannot seem to understand why this person they remember so well seems so different.
The effects of war the loss of ones self, with a pain so great and deep, and the hurt that you feel as you try to be what everyone remembers you to be. The person that everyone misses so much, the one that keeps many from moving into the future little alone accepting the present.
Find out how we are helping veterans learn and accept this new person. To live a life designed by their own hopes and dreams. To create a person who they can love and share with the world and theri community.
We hope to have some guests on that will share some of the amazing work they are doing to do just that. Help build hope and meaningful lifes. Creating hope for a better tomorrow for everyone. More awareness has happened in the last 10 year that all years before about brain injury. As it has been the signiture wound of our returning soldiers.
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