More About Reborn Heroes
Our Goals and Objectives
The goal of Reborn Heroes is to connect combat veterans and their families, who are suffering from PTSD, with a modern PTSD treatment called Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT). Our objectives are to provide financial assistance involved with this treatment, VRT awareness, treatment options/locations, and veteran peer support. We undertake this mission in order to alleviate the complex burdens associated with ongoing treatment and long term support requirements for our country’s beloved veterans.
Reborn Heroes earnestly seeks donations in order to provide VRT to combat veterans and their families suffering from PTSD. This treatment is not widely available in all states and so, we will take on the responsibility to bring veterans and their family members to the treatment.
The U.S Department of Veteran Affairs estimate that 31% of Vietnam Veterans, 10% Gulf War (Desert Storm) Veterans, 11% of Veterans from the War in Afghanistan, and 20% of Iraqi War Veterans (NIH, 2009) experience and suffer from PTSD.
The need is real! Years of war both in Iraq and Afghanistan have brought to light a realization of the wide-spread existence of PTSD and the decay it inflicts on our combat veterans and their families. Treatments are being designed, tested and implemented each year to only numb the debilitating effects of PTSD. VRT, on the other hand, is a new tool being used to physically heal combat veterans across the country and return them to a healthy and functional self.
More so, Reborn Heroes feels that in order for our service members to fully recover it may also be necessary to include treatment for family members. Oftentimes, family members are suffering from different PTSD intensity levels which can arise from deployment hardships and even when traumatic experiences from the combat veteran are related to and felt by spouses and children. These individuals are mainly left untreated as they do not fit into the normal government covered treatment plans.
The approach in using VRT to treat PTSD is aligned more with physical rehabilitation geared towards healing the brain rather than aligned with treatment used with psychiatric disorders. The stigma associated with neuropsychiatric disorders may be lessened when PTSD is treated with brain and VRT with a potential decrease in suffering of patients, family, and society.
Reborn Heroes will undertake connecting veterans with the closest clinic which offers VRT treatment. Time constraints are anticipated to require the veteran to undertake either part-time or full-time commitments to treatment. Part-time or full-time commitment will depend on a variety of factors including geographical location of treatment centers and patient proximity, physical and psychological patient restrictions, and the time constrains of family, work, and other prioritized personal obligations.
Reborn Heroes seeks donations to provide 100% of the financial costs for individual treatment from beginning to end. Reborn Heroes will continue to seek incoming public donations to facilitate covering 100% of the costs associated with patient treatment including travel, scheduling, and administrative requirements for the Reborn Heroes business entity.
Due to the relative newness of VRT, many veterans do not know of its existence. Reborn Heroes will continue to coordinate with both active duty and veteran service entities regarding the existence of VRT being used as treatment solutions.
Reborn Heroes will facilitate all operational and financial aspects: This includes identifying patients, location of treatments, scheduling, travel, lodging, and transportation, and financial compensation to providers and treatment centers. This also includes the arranging of continuing treatment for patients who have been identified for VRT. In short, Reborn Heroes will act as the veteran’s administrative arm in receiving treatment.
Reborn Heroes seeks to facilitate peer support program and activities in conjunction to ongoing treatment. The idea here is to facilitate a safe environment rooted in a common awareness and understanding regarding combat-related experiences so as to assist in the healing process. Reborn Heroes feels that by facilitating such an environment and activities, patients will be able to form strong bonds, discuss treatment and results, and network as support is required.