In the United States, millions of veterans and their families live with the consequences of chronic pain from service-related injuries. Pain Free Patriots is honored to have served many of them living in the Midwest, but we have a long way to go toward relieving the chronic pain of these patriots. That’s why this year, our goal is to find, fund, and fix 5 veterans a week, or 20 per month.
If that sounds like a challenge, it is, and we would love your help finding, funding, and fixing vets this year. Here’s a look at how service-related injuries affect veterans and their families and how you can help break the cycle of lifetime pain.
Meet the Veterans Living with Pain from Service-Related Injuries
While the post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan may be the longest wars in US history, the majority of veterans who were seriously injured in the military served in earlier conflicts, including the Gulf War, Vietnam War, Korean War, and World War II.
According to the Pew Research Center, veterans seriously injured during their service are less likely than uninjured veterans to experience overall good health later in life. They are also more likely to struggle to hold full-time jobs and suffer from post-traumatic stress. Despite these hardships, nearly all seriously injured veterans are proud of their service. A majority would advise a young person to enlist.
Treating Pain from Serious Service-Related Injuries
Data from Pew also indicates veterans’ opinions of care received in military hospitals depends on when they served. Veterans who served before 9/11 were satisfied with their care at military hospitals more often than service members who served after 9/11.
This data reflects what Pain Free Patriots hears from the veterans we serve. We are often the last resort for veterans living with chronic pain. Many of these veterans have sought treatment and pain relief through the VA and other conventional health care providers without success.
The grants Pain Free Patriots provides to veterans with chronic pain supports cutting-edge care using state-of-the-art technology without surgery or pain medications. We take the hardest pain and substance abuse cases and solve them.
But we can’t do it without your support. You can bless the life of a patriot and their family today with a one-time or sustaining donation. Or, join us for our annual fundraising gala on August 15. Bring your family, sponsor a veteran to join you, or donate to our silent and live auctions. However you choose to support Pain Free Patriots, your contributions are tax-deductible and fund patriot grants for veterans.
Support care for hundreds of veterans living with chronic pain. Become a sustaining donor today. Contact Pain Free Patriots at 952-746-3174.