Dear Veterans, share your story!

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Topic Title: Dear Veterans, share your story!
Created On: 05/26/2010 01:54 PM

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 12/07/2010 12:10 PM

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Comet

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Just learned about another useful resource, available to scarred, burned, or otherwise wounded vets- an interactive Body map for locating an injury, linked to a benefits locator. This is courtesy of the non-partisan Wounded Warrior Project.
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 11/23/2010 12:42 AM

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Just wanted to add another relevant & great story on advances in scar treatment for vets, posted here on this site . Great anecdote in it about a doctor using a laser to cut appart scar tissue binding one vet's hands together. I was at Brooke Army Medical Center (trauma center) once, and it is impressive, not so much in terms of the facilities (although it is Big!) but in terms of the dedication of the clinical staff. A great place that Americans can be proud of.


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 11/12/2010 10:34 PM

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With Independence Day just past, it's a good time to remember all of the battled-scarred veterans coming home. One amazing story is about Operation Finally Home- an organization founded by a homebuilder in Texas, Dan Wallrath, They have given homes -- mortgage-free -- as a way of saying "Thank You", to injured U.S. veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. That's a powerful statement of thanks to those who've sacrificed so much.


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 06/08/2010 12:24 PM

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I'd also love to hear personal stories from veterans and their families!

In addition, I wanted to mention that, two days after publication of the Healing Homeland Heroes article on Scars1, the University of Pittsburgh put out a press release about their new two-year, $12 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Technology Transition. The initiative will jumpstart human trials of three innovative research programs that aim to replace scars and defects with healthy, functional tissues.

You can read the press release here.

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 05/26/2010 01:54 PM

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RunnersHigh

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This is in reponse to the latest Scars1 news Healing Homeland Heroes

First of all, a big thank you to all the veterans who have been serving our country and our people both on American soil or abroad. And I would like to include policemen, firefighters, and other public safety officials, who also have to deal with significant physical injuries and subsequent scarring. They are our first line of defense all together.

Michael Fletcher’s story does offer hope- but we need more stories to create a hope wave which really inspires and encourages veterans and their families.

I would love to hear from veterans what they have gone through to cope with their physical scarring. Coming from a family of peace activists I cannot image what veterans suffer from and what other people can do to help. Or what resources and treatment options veterans can recommend to other (veterans)?

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