Items Tagged ‘Veterans Day’

Getting Confidence Back

November 10, 2019

Getting Confidence Back

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Operation Mend gave me my confidence back,” confirms Angelica Jimenez, a USMC Field Radio Operator who got treatment from Operation Mend for her third-degree burns and scarring. “While convoying back to base, a suicide bomber hit my truck and exploded. I sustained third-degree burns on my hands, leg, arm, about half of my face, and […]

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Tags: featured, Veteran, Veterans Day


Bridging the Gap

November 7, 2019

Bridging the Gap

By uclahealth uclahealth

“After 22 years of being around numerous explosions and jumping out of airplanes, it finally caught up to me,” reflects 51-year-old Tad Steckler, who was an Army engineer dealing with explosives and demolition. “Before Operation Mend, I was easily irritated, lacked an ability to focus, and couldn’t remember things. I knew what was happening to […]

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Tags: featured, patient story, PTSD, TBI, traumatic brain injuries, Veterans Day


Operation Mend patients to travel to New York City for nation’s largest Veterans Day parade

November 8, 2017

Operation Mend patients to travel to New York City for nation’s largest Veterans Day parade

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Cities around the nation will hold Veterans Day parades on Nov. 11 to honor U.S. military veterans. The biggest parade of all will be in New York City, where more than 40,000 participants, cheered on by hundreds of thousands of spectators, are expected to march along a 1.3-mile route on Fifth Avenue. And, for the […]

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Tags: intensive treatment program, physical rehabilitation, PTSD, TBI, UCLA Health Operation Mend, Veterans Day, Warrior Care Network, Wounded Veterans, Wounded Warrior Project