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Wounded Warrior Project Hosts Benefits Livestream with VA Undersecretary Dr. Paul Lawrence
WASHINGTON, May 20, 2020 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) hosted a livestream about the challenges veterans are experiencing as the COVID-19 pandemic affects Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits processing and exams. VA Undersecretary of Benefits Dr. Paul Lawrence spoke with WWP Financial Wellness Vice President Tom Kastner about veteran benefits.
"With the onset of COVID-19, we put a stop to in-person C&P tests on April 2," Lawrence said. "The reality of the situation is that there are a lot of folks we have to see in person when it comes to testing, so we are working with some of our medical vendors to expedite this. Veterans should expect a communication on this within a month. But I want to make clear — if you miss a C&P exam because you don't want to leave your house, we will not deny your claim, and you will not lose your place in line."
Female Warriors Unite in Gaming
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 15, 2020 -- Social distancing is not good for Natasha Carter. The Army veteran from Georgia already lives with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of her time in Iraq.
"Dealing with PTSD can take a toll on someone in this type of environment," Natasha said. But she has found an outlet with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and video games.
Wounded Warrior Project Providing Medical Supplies to Warriors in Need
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 5, 2020 -- Some of the nation's most severely wounded warriors are facing unique challenges because of the coronavirus pandemic. While these warriors are encountering the same problems as others finding hygiene and medical items, they remain at an elevated risk without the needed supplies.
These men and women suffered severe injuries and now live with the help of a family caregiver. Many also receive assistance and services from Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and its Independence Program. That program serves nearly 700 warriors and 500 caregivers around the nation — each living with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, or a neurological condition.
Wounded Warrior Project Brings Dolphins to Veterans
MARATHON, Fla., May 1, 2020 -- Wounded warrior Tonya Cook spent part of her day training dolphins. The 20-year Navy veteran learned about eating habits, how dolphins play with one another, and how fast they swim. She did so with more than a dozen other veteran families, all without leaving her living room.
"It's new; I actually like it," Tonya said. "For me, the dolphin experience was really awesome."
How Livestreaming Supports Injured Veterans Impacted by COVID-19
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 28, 2020 -- Injured veterans and their families are among those heavily impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Many of them face financial crises due to unemployment, while others battle mental health issues as we practice social distancing.
From the safety of their homes, supporters can help these warriors by registering a livestream through the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) COVID-19 Relief Fund, hosted on Tiltify. WWP initially pledged $1,000 each to 10,000 registered warriors most impacted by COVID-19. In less than a week, that $10M pledge was fulfilled. But the need remains to serve additional warriors who are struggling financially.