• Air Force Veteran Recovers From Severe TBI, Becomes VA Peer Counselor
      Posted by Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center on Nov. 1, 2016
    Air Force veteran John Sharpe attributes one thing to saving his life when he crashed into a tree nearly 30 years ago: his seat belt.“My water ski was in the back of my truck and it … went out the front window,” he said. “I would have been the same way if it hadn’t been for my seat belt.”
  • Army Veteran Recovers with Help from Four-legged Friend: Meet Luis and Tuesday
      Posted by Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center on Aug. 29, 2016
    While deployed in Iraq, Luis Carlos Montalvan experienced a blunt force trauma to the head during an enemy attack. After returning home, the U.S. Army veteran coped with anxiety, sleeplessness, irritability and dizziness — challenges he didn’t know were symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Navy SEAL: Training Service Dogs is My TBI Therapy
      Posted by Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center on Aug. 28, 2016
    Multiple traumatic brain injuries (TBI) left retired Navy SEAL Jake Young feeling agitated, with trouble staying focused. He never imagined that training service dogs would be a key to his recovery.Young was in treatment when his occupational therapist struck on the idea: Train your brain by training others. That training focuses on a different kind of military force — service dogs that help veterans like Young.Working with service dogs helped Jake cope with his TBI symptoms.

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