• SOURCE: Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund

Healing Our Fallen Heroes



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ANCHOR LEAD: Traumatic Brain Injury has become the signature wound for our military heroes returning from combat. It's often a condition of silent suffering affecting both careers and family lives. But, there are a number of rehabilitation centers around the country helping our fallen heroes heal and get their lives back, including full active duty. Brian Osuch has more. (:60) SCRIPT: Newsbreak, I'm Brian Osuch. While serving in Afghanistan, Major Steve Taylor sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury or (TBI). But, it wasn't until he returned home and his family pointed out his change in behavior that he sought help… CUT: (Maj. Taylor) I was very angry, I had headaches, sleep disorder, loss of dexterity in my hands and had tremors. SCRIPT: Today, thanks to a partnership between the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund and the U.S. Military, service members, like Major Taylor are being treated with a 92% success rate. CUT: (Maj. Taylor) Each person is different and they suffer a TBI in different ways. And that's what the Intrepid did for me, they found what was good for me and some of the therapies they had were acupuncture, aroma therapy and they were all linked to new findings about the operation of the brain. SCRIPT: And now the Intrepid Spirit Centers are sharing their innovative treatment techniques with the broader medical community. CUT: (Maj. Taylor) Civilians suffering from injuries received in football, soccer, vehicle accidents are benefiting from what has been learned from treating injuries from the battlefield. SCRIPT: For more, visit FallenHereosFund.org. That's Newsbreak from the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
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