Items Tagged ‘Warrior Care Network’

Keeping Families Close As They Heal

August 27, 2019

Keeping Families Close As They Heal

By uclahealth uclahealth

This summer, UCLA Operation Mend took another step toward removing barriers to care for warriors by giving their children the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles together with their families. Children of patients participating in the intensive treatment program this past July were enrolled in the UCLA Recreation Summer Camp for three weeks, while their […]

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Tags: featured, intensive treatment program, outpatient program, PTSD, TBI, UCLA Operation Mend, veterans, Warrior Care Network, Wounded Veterans, Wounded Warrior Project


Being there for our veterans

February 7, 2019

Being there for our veterans

By uclahealth uclahealth

Clare Suomi and her family volunteered to become an Operation Mend Buddy Family back in 2009. In 2016, after lovingly caring for five warriors and their families, Clare happened upon a job opening for a Buddy Program Coordinator and knew it was perfect for her. Clare, who quickly earned the nickname “Clarebear,” is an incredible […]

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Tags: Buddy Family, psychologic support, PTSD, UCLA Buddy Family Program, UCLA Operation Mend, veterans, Warrior Care Network, Wounded Warrior Project, wounded warriors


A life changing experience

February 1, 2019

A life changing experience

By uclahealth uclahealth

“We want to put an awareness out there about Operation Mend,” says Tad Steckler, United States Army Master Sergeant (retired) of Omaha, Nebraska. ”It can be hard to talk about personal things but it’s important for other wounded veterans and their families to know that they too can benefit from the program.” With a total […]

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Tags: brain injury, intensive treatment program, Post traumatic stress, PRSD, TBI, UCLA Operation Mend, Warrior Care Network, WWP


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


Meet the Bartholettis: Couple brings respite to wounded warriors receiving health care at UCLA

May 9, 2017

Meet the Bartholettis: Couple brings respite to wounded warriors receiving health care at UCLA

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

When supporting a nonprofit organization, some people write checks and others volunteer their time. And some, like Annie and Vic Bartholetti, open their home — and their hearts. Since 2011, the Los Angeles attorneys have volunteered as a host family, or Buddy Family for wounded military veterans who receive health care through UCLA Health’s Operation […]

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Tags: caregivers, Dr. Chris Crisera, Dr. Jo Sornborger, Dr. Kodi Azari, intensive therapy program, Operation Mend, reconstructive surgery, Tiverton House, UCLA Buddy Family Program, UCLA Health volunteers, UCLA Operation, volunteers


Coping with the hidden wounds of war

November 15, 2016

Coping with the hidden wounds of war

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

With more than 3 in 4 post 9-11 veterans reporting that they suffer from post-traumatic stress, many American military families are coping with this invisible wound of war as their loved ones’ transition back into civilian life. “PTSD and mild traumatic brain injury greatly impact the veteran’s family, friends and community too,” says Dr. Jo […]

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Tags: Dr. Jo Sornborger, intensive therapy program, Operation Mend, Post traumatic stress, PTSD, TBI, traumatic brain injury, UCLA Operation Mend, veterans, Warrior Care Network