Invisible Wounds and COVID-19: Heightened Risk for Wounded Warriors
Our recent research reveals the compound effects of invisible wounds and COVID-19-related challenges on warriors.
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Wounded Warrior Project Testifies Before Senate and House Veterans' Affairs Committees on Toxic Exposure Legislation
WASHINGTON, May 5, 2021 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) government affairs specialist Aleks Morosky recently testified before the Senate and House Committees on Veterans' Affairs, encouraging Congress to take action on toxic exposure legislation. The health issues caused by burn pits and other toxic chemicals remain a critical issue facing post-9/11 wounded veterans — and a top legislative priority for WWP.
"Wounded Warrior Project believes that veterans of all eras who suffered toxic exposures deserve access to lifesaving health care and a system that requires VA to respond to scientific data in a timely, transparent manner," Morosky said. "We're pleased with the legislation that has been introduced to reform these problems. However, time is of the essence; these warriors are sick, and some are dying, waiting for the care they have earned. We call upon Congress to pass these important bills without delay."Read More
Wounded Warrior Project Honored as a Top Nonprofit
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 22, 2021 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is proud to be recognized by two national organizations as one of the top nonprofits in the U.S.
The Harris Poll named WWP its Military & Veteran Serving Nonprofit Brand of the Year in the 33rd annual Harris Poll EquiTrend Brand Study.
"It is an honor to be named Military & Veteran Serving Nonprofit Brand of the Year — because the strength of our brand comes directly from our mission," said Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington, WWP CEO. "This distinction speaks to the strong connection and trust we've built with those we serve, the donors and supporters who want to help our nation's veterans, and our hard-working teammates who have dedicated themselves to honoring and empowering wounded warriors and their families."Read More
Wounded Warrior Project Testifies Before Congress on Pending Legislation Impacting Veterans
WASHINGTON (April 15, 2021) — Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Government Affairs Director Brian Dempsey testified before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Subcommittee on Health, on pending women veteran and rural veteran legislation.
During the hearing, WWP expressed support for three pieces of legislation: H.R. 344, the Women Veterans TRUST Act; H.R. 958, the Protecting Moms Who Served Act; and the Sgt. Ketchum Rural Veterans Mental Health Act of 2021.Read More
Wounded Warrior Project Helping Caregivers Cope With TBI Challenges
KILLEEN, Texas, April 14, 2021 -- For Colleen Saffron, everyday life is anything but routine. Yet, it is the routine that her husband, Terry, relies on. Terry survived an explosion in Iraq 17 years ago. The blast ripped off part of his jaw and nearly cost Terry his right arm.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) Terry suffered in the explosion took years to diagnose. But Terry and Colleen both knew something was wrong.Read More
Unbreakable Bond: How Injury Didn’t Stop a Brother’s Love
TAMPA, Fla. (April 10, 2021) — Words of encouragement come easily for Cody Truman. The 26-year-old has spent more than a decade helping coax his older brother to take one more step or try responding to one more question.
Cody’s brother, Andrew Larocca, sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in 2010. The injury left Andrew paralyzed on the left side of his body and unable to speak. When Andrew was first injured, Cody, then 15, had questions.Read More
“There are so many wounded veterans out there who need help and support. The more people who help, the more motivated I get to be a better person.”