Cancer and illness are different kinds of battles than the ones that soldiers have been trained for. While a member of the military may think they are prepared, being injured or sick often pushes people into states of despair, confusion, and depression. Thanks to many that appreciate the value of service, there are now organizations that can help to lift up so that there is hope. We have created this page of resources so that you can benefit from the many programs available that will help to bring a positive difference physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) recognizes that no two cancer patients, and no two cancers, are exactly the same. Every patient's care plan, from treating the disease to managing related side effects, is designed to meet his or her needs and treatment goals. Patients and their caregivers are involved every step of the way, empowered to make informed decisions about their care.
The Wounded Warrior Project® offers opportunities to veterans and service members who incurred a mental or physical injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001. There are no charges for any of the services and the benefits cover a gamut of needs. The essential programs and services are designed to help those that served as well as their families so that they can be lifted to the road of recovery. From helping with administrative paperwork to medical and emotional requirements and just getting together to talk with others that served, the organization is there to honor those that honored their country.
For military veterans that have suffered Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and/or Military Sexual Trauma, having a service dog can be a life-saver. K9s For Warriors is the nation’s largest provider of these wonderful service dogs to our military veterans that have suffered. This is a unique program, and while comprehensive, the benefits have been proven by Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine research. As part of the K9s family, each service person is provided with a service canine, equipment, training certification, seminars, legal instruction, vet care, housing, home-cooked meals, and unconditional love. It’s called a life-time of wrap-around services and it is completely free.