Meet Army Staff Sgt. Sam Shockley

Army Staff Sgt. Sam Shockley

Remember Sgt. Shockley and other Able Vets like him. Many of these soldiers have more hills to climb daily than some people have in a lifetime. I don't know any of them that wouldn't do it all over again for their fellow soldiers. Don't forget their sacrifice. Excerpt below from the Yakima Herald Republic WASHINGTON — It had taken a while, but Army Staff Sgt. Sam Shockley had meticulously compiled a list of all of his war wounds, including his diminished memory, only to … [Read more...]

Path of the Warrior Video

path-of-the-warrior

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THIS TRIBUTE TO OUR FALLEN HEROES as part of your Memorial Day Celebrations through email, Facebook or other social networks, you have our Blessing! If you need a copy for showing as part of a presentation, please contact us at contact@humanityhealing.net and we will share a copy with you. Memorial Day means different things to different people. For many, it is the start of the summer season, an annual trip to the beach, a 3-day weekend, or a … [Read more...]

Jose Delgado, Jr. Compares His $50 3D-Printed Hand To His $42,000 MYOELECTRIC Prosthesis

JOSE DELGADO, JR.

I would like to share a story with you about the power of 3D printing technology to transform lives. I recently had the opportunity to work with a great guy named Jose Delgado, Jr., a 53-year old who was born without most of his left hand.  Jose found his way to me and asked if I could help make a 3D printed prosthesis for him. Jose has used multiple types of prosthetic devices over many years, including a version that uses the muscle signals in his forearm to trigger … [Read more...]

Behind-the-scenes featurettes from the set of LONE SURVIVOR

Lone Survivor

"It's about finding a greater strength as a team than you could ever find as an individual" - Marcus Luttrell On behalf of Universal Pictures, we're excited to share three fascinating new behind-the-scenes featurettes from the set while filming the LONE SURVIVOR movie. Take a look at the advanced training experienced by the cast and learn more about the special weapons and military equipment that were used in the film, featuring interviews from writer/director Peter Berg … [Read more...]

Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor poster

I had the opportunity to watch the movie Lone Survivor in Washington D.C. back in December and now that I'm seeing their TV commercials promoting this movie feel the need to offer my thoughts on the movie. First, I recommend every American old enough to handle the intense violence watch this movie. It is important to know what every soldier in this line of work signs up for when they decide to fight for us and one another. Fortunately most soldiers never find themselves in … [Read more...]

PTSD Online Coach

PTSD Online Coach

The Veterans Administration offers an online set of tools and exercises designed to help those of us suffering from PTSD. Their PTSD Coach is Web-based so it is available 24/7/365 and you can explore the various features at your own pace and determine if it offers you anything of value. Best of all its free. The Web site offers support for anxiety, anger, hopelessness, problems sleeping, and other areas PTSD sufferers can use some help. Visit the site: PTSD Online … [Read more...]

Just Stay

Just stay

A nurse took the tired, anxious serviceman to the bedside. "Your son is here," she said to the old man.  She had to repeat the words several times before the patient's eyes opened. Heavily sedated because of the pain of his heart attack, he dimly saw the young uniformed Marine standing outside the oxygen tent. He reached out his hand. The Marine wrapped his toughened fingers around the old man's limp ones, squeezing a message of love and encouragement. The nurse brought … [Read more...]

Taylor Morris

Taylor Morris

My mom sent me an email she received from an old Army pal of my dad's that had over 50 photographs of Taylor Morris that tell an American story that is inspirational. Please set aside 5-10 minutes to sit back and watch the slideshow. If you are moved please share it with others and visit Taylor's Web site to learn more about him and how you can help his and causes like his. TaylorMorris.org First, I want to give credit to a professional photographer who invested time and … [Read more...]

DoD Continuum Newsletter Summer 2013

Continuum Newsletter Summer 2013

The Continuum is a quarterly newsletter for care coordinators, families, and caregivers. The newsletter is available below for those who want to read it online and for those of you who want to download it you can do so here: Continuum Newsletter Summer 2013 The Summer 2013 issue 1 table of contents: Recovery Prompt Help for Brain Injuries - p.2 PTSD Awareness - p.3 Military Crisis Hotline: How They Can Help - p.4 Rehabilitation National Resource Directory … [Read more...]