Our Injured American Heroes Need Help Too
Every now and then an organization comes along and proves to the world that humanity is still important to us; one of these organizations is Healing Heroes. Why? Because, at their core, most important to them is helping veterans overcome injuries that were sustained in the line of duty. Healing Heroes does this by offering financial assistance, as, unfortunately, the Department of Veterans’ Affair’s resources are often stretched thin. This shortcoming is exactly what inspired founders Dr. Allan Spiegel and his wife, Stacey Spiegel, to make a positive difference.
The idea was bred from Dr. Spiegel’s real life experiences with veterans who had fought in Iraq or Afghanistan and were suffering from injuries such as Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), though, it became a sight seen awfully regularly for Dr. Spiegel. Fast forward to 2014 and you can see the success that has ascended since the Non-profit organization first was established, six years ago. Healing Heroes has helped many veterans make the difficult transition from soldier to civilian life through their helpful and much needed assistance. Though, as previously mentioned, Healing Heroes is a non-profit organization and therefore must reach out to the community in order to receive adequate funding and support. And, even at the best of times, sometimes it just isn’t enough.
Healing Heroes network has done its best so far by self-funding its endeavors and has also received warm contributions from those who share a similar passion for providing care to those who fight for their country’s freedom. Healing Heroes network currently has three programs on offer; Healing Heroes, Welcome Home, Hero, and Tablets for Heroes. Each program has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of certain groups of individuals, or at least, provide remedy where possible. Also, Healing Heroes network continues to be active within its community by holding fun, sociable events for all whom are interested. By looking through Healing Heroes’ Facebook, blog and website, you are able to see the event photographs and establish a sense of what they’re achieving, which is, fighting back for their heroes’ right to live a good life.
Attending a HH event would be the first step, for those interested, in showing appreciation for the veterans that have been injured during combat. Like any non-profit charity, the strength is in numbers. The more people that are willing to put their hand up and show support the better. Hopefully, for Healing Heroes and the veterans they serve to protect, the future is bright. It would be a shame to see the American tradition of honoring and caring for soldiers fall to the wayside. And, really, the mission is a humble one, as their motto suggests, Healing Heroes; Healing America’s troops, one Hero at a time.