Resurrecting Lives Foundation is excited to officially announce that tickets are now available for the 1st Annual Think Different Awards and the private screening of the short film Brainstorms aboard the USS Midway in San Diego. We are honored to be hosting this event to bring awareness to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), the signature wound of the Global War on Terror (GWOT).
After 20 years of conflicts, over 750,000 veterans are currently struggling with the "after-shocks" of their service, TBI and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which have been linked to brain injuries. The consequences of an untreated or under-treated TBI are swift and unforgiving and include the following: substance abuse, unemployment, homelessness, and the final devastating consequence, suicide. In fact, a veteran struggling with a TBI is nearly 8-10 times more likely to die by suicide as a consequence of that injury. Just recently, the military released new statistics that deaths by suicide have outnumbered deaths by combat by a staggering ratio of 4:1 with over 22,000 veterans of GWOT dying by their own hands. With the isolation and anxiety of the Covid-19 pandemic, civil unrest, and now the chaos in the Afghanistan situation, that number is projected to rise.
Sunday, Nov. 14th will be a unique event that we hope you can join us for! The day of innovative thinking for TBI diagnostic and treating solutions will begin with a Continuing Medical Education workshop. The evening will commence aboard the USS Midway Museum with an awards ceremony honoring individuals who were able to Think Different and advance brain injury awareness. These select awardees have taken extraordinary action to make a lasting impact in the lives of those with TBI. Finally, a private screening of Brainstorms will shine a light on the plight of TBI and give the audience an experiential glimpse of how it is to live with the signature invisible wound war.