Because it is not enough to just survive; these American Veterans must be given every opportunity to thrive...
Prior to September 11, 2001, in times of peace, the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center reported that approximately 7,000 service members and veterans were being treated annually for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). In more recent years, the press has been reporting on what is being called the “signature injury” of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; this signature injury is a Traumatic Brain Injury. Brain injury could easily be the largest single injury suffered in the United States Armed Forces, yet to date; they are some of the most under represented and under served wounded American Veterans.
1. Promote and expand the independence, self-respect, self-esteem, and improve the quality of life of these Veterans.
2. Provide programs and services specifically designed to assist Servicemembers / Veterans who have suffered brain injuries.
3. Share resources, compassion and understanding with these Veterans and their family members.
4. Be a catalyst for public awareness and assure the silenced voices are heard.
5. Please Visit: www.AVBI.org to learn more