Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Vote for our veterans!

My friend, and OWH supporter, Alison Lighthall, RN, MSN, has been given a shot at a $50,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project. This money would pay all expenses (including a manual given to all participants) for medical and psychiatric clinician training to be provided to at least 9 hospitals on how to best care for military veterans, especially the young ones who have had multiple deployments.

Clinicians have zero training on this specific patient population, so not only do they sometimes say things inadvertently that either hurt, anger or alienate the veteran, they often misdiagnose them. Having civilian clinicians trained up in Combat PTSD and Combat Traumatic Brain Injury is vitally important for the wellbeing, and future, of our veterans.

Alison is fully prepared to provide that training. All she needs is the grant money to do it. And like our own competition, she can only get that grant money by getting enough votes to score in the top 10 in the $50,000 category.

SO... Please click on the following link, sign in (or register if you haven't already) and VOTE for Alison's project:

Also, if you want to, please use your other remaining 9 votes to support projects in the $5,000, $25,000 and $250,000 categories ONLY, since they are not Alison's competitors. And like our competition, you can vote every day!

A vote for this project is a vote for our Veterans.

1 comment:

Christine said...

voted - in the 250K category, please also vote for Blum's Landing, a B&B in MI for wounded soldiers, they need to build two wheelchair accessible units.