FamilyOfaVet - Real world info about PTSD, TBI, & life after combat
FamilyOfaVet - Real World info about PTSD, TBI, & life after combat.

Why we fundraise...

To put it simply... we raise money because without it we can't
help the heroes and families who need us!

Many veterans, and those who love them, are struggling each
day with life after combat.  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
(PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are literally
destroying the lives of hundreds of thousands of heroes and
families.  Currently there are 18 veterans a day (many of
whom have PTSD or TBI) dying by suicide.  The number of
troops hospitalized for suicidal thoughts has increased
7000% in the last five years.  In households faced with
combat PTSD, 2 out of every 3 marriages are failing.  In 2009
alone, 27,000 marriages ended because of PTSD.  39% of
people living in a home with a veteran who is suffering from
PTSD will develop mental health problems of their own.  

One of the best ways for us to stop these trends is to make
sure that the spouses, parents, children, siblings, and friends
of our nation’s heroes are well educated and prepared to
cope with the day-to-day impact of these “invisible” injuries.  
Family Of a Vet provides real-life, plain language information,
education and resources to veterans, loved ones, and
supporters of our nation's wounded heroes.   We are
passionately committed to making sure no veteran or family is
left without the tools they need to successfully learn to
survive and thrive in life after combat.  

Without funds, we cannot afford to print cards, fliers,
information sheets, and educational packets.  We can't afford
to host our two weekly BlogTalk radio shows.  We can't afford
to spread the word about the work we do and continue
reaching out to more heroes and loved ones who are in need
of help.  And, we can't meet our long-term goals to get our
information out to more VA facilities and begin hosting one
day "Life After Combat" Expos nationwide!

We need you!  Please help today by
making a donation of
any amount (every bit counts!) or consider becoming a
monthly supporter with as little as $3.00 per month.

Brannan Vines
Proud wife of an OIF Veteran
Founder of
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