State Campaigns – North Carolina

Here’s a timely and powerful report on what can be accomplished in the States. Full Report attached.

Kudos to Ed DiGirolamo, Jim Hooker, Elena Schertz and the many many caregivers at Extiviat and in NC
Executive Summary 
North Carolina Legislation NC Veteran Suicide Prevention Funding Results 
North Carolina is leading the nation by treating our veterans with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). HBOT is a non-invasive therapy, combining oxygen and pressure, that heals much of the invisible wounds caused by war. Many veterans experience debilitating neurological damage resulting from their service to our nation. The details contained in this report provides proof that the rate of suicide among our veterans, resulting in tragic losses for families, has a solution and path moving forward. North Carolina is now recognized as a leader in providing solutions for these enormously tragic suicides that effects dozens of veterans a day. The state has shown how its legislature along with corporate sponsors can step up in a big way to stop veteran suicide. Beyond the details reported herein, what you won’t see are the personal lives and journeys of our constituents. Thanks to this life saving program, we have witnessed veterans finally breaking free from the torture of TBI and PTSD. Tears of joy are often shed by our heroes and their families because of the healing experience of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. The challenge moving forward now is how best to expand the program and reach all our wounded warriors – to allow them a promising future and the hope they deserve. Although it’s important, our success is not just determined by the state budget funding this program. It is equally important to educate the veterans in your district who are suffering. Most veterans are unaware of the benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and North Carolina’s support. If every member of the legislature – directed at least 5 veterans to the program from their district, working together with HBOT for Veterans, the leadership of NC will continue to shine like no other. Moreover, we recommend following – the progress of veterans in your area, over the course of the 8-week treatment program. We trust that by seeing the healing and success firsthand, it will be an eye opener, and something for our North Carolinian constituents to cherish and feel honored to be a part of. Please step-up and direct your veterans to the program. The future of our injured heroes and their families is now in NC legislator’s hands. 
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