The mission of the Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation is to raise awareness, to honor, and to empower our Wounded United States Military Warriors who live in Texas and surrounding states, enabling them to assimilate back to daily life upon their return from combat. We seek to provide Wounded Veterans injured from combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan with funding to defray the basic costs of living incurred, as a result of the short and long-term care of those injuries.
The State of Texas is home to one the highest numbers of Wounded Combat Veterans in the United States, second only in casualty incidence to California during Operation Enduring Freedom (www.icasualties.org/OEF/USCasualtiesByState.aspx). Additionally, Texas has the second largest number of active duty military personnel outside Virginia (www.governing.com/gov-data/military-civilian-active-duty-employee-workforce-numbers-by-state.html). We proudly support Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC) which is the command element over the San Antonio Medical Military Center (SAMMC), and home to the largest military hospital complex in the U.S. Department of Defense (www.bamc.amedd.army.mil/sammc.asp). This complex services the needs of the wounded from all branches of military service all over the country. Many Warriors from other states who are treated here become adopted Texans, as they often choose to remain in the Lone Star State as their newly found home. The Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation is proud and humbled to claim that we are everyday Texans working for extraordinary heroes, who’ve bravely defended our Nation’s freedom, the most precious of liberties God has given to mankind.
The horrors of combat can only be imagined by those of us who have never had these experiences, yet these imaginations can’t remotely compare with actual realities. Warriors are forced to endure these hardships, not to mention the strain of family separations and multiple deployments. Physical wounds can be widespread, encompassing traumatic brain injury, burns, spinal cord injury, and amputation, just to name a few. Emotional and mental injuries are even more numerous where the incidence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is alarmingly high with almost one in five Warriors returning from combat being diagnosed with this condition. Additionally, suicides have increased dramatically in the last few years and are significantly higher in Warriors of recent war theaters compared with other veterans from previous wars (www.veteransandptsd.com/PTSD-statistics.html). To view an excellent additional resource reviewing this crippling condition, click here. While there are many government and non-profit institutions that perform wonderful services for these heroes, their needs continue to be paramount—many Wounded Warriors are still falling through the cracks and not receiving the help they deserve, despite widespread efforts. It is the desire of the Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation to seal as many of these cracks as possible and to be a significant resource for those Warriors in need.
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