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The 10th Annual Wounded Warrior Project® Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner® Presented by First Data with the Generous Support of USAA
Jacksonville, FL (May 13, 2015) – The 10th annual Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Courage Awards & Benefit Dinner® presented by First Data Corporation and the Joe Plumeri Foundation, with the generous support of USAA, is being held on Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the Waldorf Astoria® in New York City. This fundraising gala will bring together injured service members, their caregivers and families, and the most influential WWP supporters.
By Vesta M. Anderson
Two weeks shy of his 20th birthday, Jason Ehrhart’s Humvee took a direct hit from two anti-tank mines. Jason was the gunner in a convoy providing security for the first free elections in Iraq since 1953. Propelled from the turret, Jason sustained injuries so severe that upon his return stateside, he was considered to be the most seriously wounded soldier in Maryland. Among his injuries, Jason suffered from third-degree burns covering 60 percent of his body and badly shattered legs – the left would be amputated a month later. But those are just the visible wounds. Jason also sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from the blast.
Due to improvements in military medicine and technology, many warriors, like Jason, are surviving combat injuries that would have previously been fatal, including severe TBIs.
In a letter sent to President Obama this week, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) asked the Administration to reexamine a longstanding approach to the Second Amendment rights of our nation’s veterans. Based in part on a 2008 law signed by President George W. Bush, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have systematically reported veterans who have been assigned a fiduciary – a person responsible for management of their benefits – to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
Reported veterans lose certain rights to lawfully purchase and own firearms. We can think of no justification for treating veterans differently than other populations when it comes to the fundamental constitutional rights they fought to protect, and WWP implores VA and DOJ to amend their discriminatory reporting practices.
Click here to read our letter to the President.
Jacksonville, Fla. (May 6, 2015) – In recognition of National Nurses Day, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is taking the opportunity to show its gratitude for the care that nurses and other medical professionals at home and overseas provide to our nation’s service members injured in the line of duty.
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center (LRMC) in Germany is one of the first locations service members are transported to when injured in combat. In most cases, these wounded service members arrive to LRMC without any of their personal belongings and unsure of their surroundings. The care of nurses and other medical professionals at LRMC is often the first interaction that sets the wounded at ease, knowing that they are in good hands.
Washington, D.C. (May 5, 2015) – Today Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) marked the five-year anniversary of the passage of the historic Caregiver Assistance Law of 2010. This landmark legislation recognized the risk that the extraordinary toll of caregiving could physically, emotionally, or financially overwhelm the caregiver and result in unwanted, and very costly, institutionalization for the injured veteran. The Caregiver Assistance Law established the framework for the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Caregiver Program, which now provides critical services and support to over 19,000 caregivers of injured veterans.
WWP has long been committed to serving this generation of injured veterans, their families, and caregivers through advocacy and action. As the lead advocate for the Caregiver Assistance Law, WWP specifically advocated for a program that would provide caregivers with needed training, technical support, mental health counseling, health care coverage, respite care, and a modest financial stipend.
WARRIORS TO WORK
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