For Veterans, The Battle Continues

For ER physician and Iraq war veteran Dr. Sudip Bose, everyday is veteran’s day–a day to not only honor our soldiers but to bring public awareness to the personal battles they face upon coming home.  He founded THE BATTLE CONTINUES a nonprofit organization that advocates for veterans. He is a decorated CNN hero who treated Saddam Hussein after his capture, a CBS consultant, and a keynote speaker who has shared the stage with the President of the US.

Listen to our interview here.

10646742_944486142245294_7572613359687152926_n

Furthermore, some veterans must live with traumatic brain injury (TBI). For example, Purple Heart recipient Cory Remsburg was injured by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, leaving him in a coma for three months, partially paralyzed, and blind in one eye.  Introduced to the nation at this year’s State of the Union address, he spends six hours a day in physical, occupational, and speech therapy.  The battle continues.

What can you do to honor our veterans?  Thank them for the sacrifices they have made for the security and freedom you enjoy everyday.  Educate yourself on the physical and psychological abrasions they have endured and be compassionate.  Support organizations that support our troops and their families in making the transition back to civilian life.  They may have left the front lines, but the battle continues.

1 reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s