Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans Day

I'm a veteran...not by choice!   Trust me!   I've expressed my opinion about the insanity of war before.   In spite of that, I was really moved this morning watching Aaron Mankin on the Today show.   Actually had me drop a few tears to think what these young men have endured.   If you have some spare change, please consider donating to these two noteworthy organizations highlighted below.

UCLA Operation Mend
Healing the wounds of war!   Donate here!

UCLA Operation Mend is a groundbreaking program that provides returning military personnel with severe facial and other medical injuries access to the nation's top plastic and reconstructive surgeons, as well as comprehensive medical and mental-health support for the wounded and their families.

Operation Mend started with facial reconstruction.   The program has since expanded in order to optimize healing-body, mind, and spirit. In addition to plastic and reconstructive surgery, mental-health support (for warriors and their families), orthopaedic reconstruction for severely damaged limbs, urologic treatment, otolaryngological care, the examination and treatment of reproductive issues, repair of airways, and design of new prosthetic ears are provided.

Stand Up for Heroes!
Donate at the Bob Woodruff Foundation

Injured vets and their families face unique challenges that require innovative solutions. Finding counseling, a job, or just new meaning and purpose.

1% of American citizens serve in the military. But 99% benefit. Our cause is bigger than politics. It’s about helping veterans and their families return home to a community and nation fully prepared to help them. Not just today, or tomorrow, but for the long haul. Just 1% serves. It’s time to repay that loyalty. It’s time to stand up for our heroes.

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