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UPDATE ON THE FT HOOD TERRORIST ATTACK ON Our Warriors!

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UPDATE ON THE FT HOOD TERRORIST ATTACK ON  Our Warriors! Enlightening!

Purple Heart Medals – The Rest of the Story I

Fort Hood Victims to Receive Purple Hearts-20150211

This update by Kathy Platoni, who was at FT Hood at the time of the attack,  Psy.D., DAAPM, FAIS
Clinical Psychologist
COL (RET), US Army
www.drplatoni.com

Veteran ~
Operation Desert Storm
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom (Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay and Afghanistan)

Co-Author and Editor ~
War Trauma and Its Wake ~ Expanding the Circle of Healing (Scurfield and Platoni, 2012)
Healing War Trauma ~ A Handbook of Creative Approaches (Scurfield and Platoni, 2013)

 

House Passes Miller Bill

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Congressman Jeff Miller (R Fla) initiates a bill to cause more accountability of the VA for our Warriors. Accountability is always a good idea! Unfortunately the VA Union does not agree which is a red flag.

House Passes Miller Bill to Help Bring Much Needed Accountability to VA

TEXAS GOVERNOR DECLARES ‘CHRIS KYLE DAY’

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God Bless the Great State of Texas for having the moral clarity to honor this incredible hero.The movie American Sniper gives a glimpse into what these Warrior Heroes do for us.  Unlike the Commander in Chief who does not.

http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/01/30/texas-governor-declares-chris-kyle-day/

Hippotherapy Success

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Clinical evidence that hippotherapy is having a positive effect on wounded warriors based on evaluations done

THE SUCCESS OF HEARTBEAT’S HIPPOTHERAPY PROGRAM VALIDATED STATISTICALLY

 

Christmas Newsletter

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View Our Christmas 2014 Newsletter with pics and Thank yous and Stories

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WTB Soldiers Dive Into Recovery Program

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Scuba Warriors in the News from Office of Public Affairs at Madigan Army Hospital on JBLM

http://www.mamc.amedd.army.mil/news/2014/12/01/wtb-soldiers-dive-into-recovery-program

 

Infinite Hero Foundation Announces 2014 Grants

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Heartbeat is very honored to be among some  of the best organizations listed on this press release and video for our Scuba Warrior Program. We are extremely grateful to have been given a grant from Infinite Hero Foundation for Scuba Warriors!

The news release regarding our latest round of funding is now out via PR newswire and we are actively pitching media regarding the announcement. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/infinite-hero-foundation-announces-2014-grants-281743191.html

See the IHF brand video below that was created to accompany the press release:

Scuba Warriors On the Move!

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We are very excited to be able to also take Scuba Warriors starting in the Spring of 2015 to Wounded Warrior Regiment East, Camp Lejeune North Carolina to serve our Wounded Marines! Stay tuned!!

Hippotherapy, charitable organization helps wounded warriors

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Army Sgt. Michael Buccieri conducts arm movements as part of a hippotherapy session at an Olympia, Wash., ranch April 9, 2013. Elisia Mutter, a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) certified equine instructor and the program manager for Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors: Back in the Saddle Warriors, helps control the movement of the horse. Buccieri was wounded during a deployment to Afghanistan in 2011. He has responded positively both physically and emotionally to hippotherapy and recommends it to other wounded warriors as a positive way to get exercise and improve their daily moods. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jennifer Spradlin, 19th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Army Sgt. Michael Buccieri, Madigan Army Medical Center Warrior Transition Battalion, bonds with Davis, a horse used in the hippotherapy program offered by the Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors organization April 9, 2013. Buccieri was wounded while serving as a military policeman in Afghanistan. Working with an occupational therapist from the WTB, the team from Heartbeat and Davis, he said he has noticed a big improvement in both his strength and flexibility. His bond with Davis has also greatly improved his mood. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jennifer Spradlin, 19th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Army Sgt. Michael Buccieri, Madigan Army Medical Center Warrior Transition Battalion, bonds with Davis, a horse used in the hippotherapy program offered by the Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors organization April 9, 2013. Buccieri was wounded while serving as a military policeman in Afghanistan. Working with an occupational therapist from the WTB, the team from Heartbeat and Davis, he said he has noticed a big improvement in both his strength and flexibility. His bond with Davis has also greatly improved his mood. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jennifer Spradlin, 19th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Army Sgt. Michael Buccieri grooms Davis, a 6-year-old horse from the Back in the Saddle Warriors hippotherapy program at a ranch in Olympia, Wash., April 9, 2013. Buccieri is recovering from a gunshot wound to the lower back he received during an ambush in Afghanistan. He has been in the hippotherapy program for five weeks and has seen results in his strength and flexibility. He said it is a good alternative to typical rehabilitative therapy because it is fun and also peaceful. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jennifer Spradlin, 19th Public Affairs Detachment)

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Phyllis Lang, a certified occupational therapist assistant with the Madigan Army Medical Center Warrior Transition Battalion, helps Army Sgt. Michael Buccieri stretch during a hippotherapy session at a ranch in Olympia, Wash., April 9, 2013. Buccieri was shot in the back while deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. He is taking part in the Back in the Saddle Warriors program available through a local charitable organization, Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors. He and other soldiers work one-on-one with the occupational therapist and the Heartbeat team to work on his flexibility and core strength while riding on a horse. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jennifer Spradlin, 19th Public Affairs Detachment)

Read the full article here:  http://www.dvidshub.net/news/105206/hippotherapy-charitable-organization-helps-wounded-warriors#.VDjBAvldVik

NEVER Forget!

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                                     On the Anniversary of 9-11. May we NEVER Forget!

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Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors: Let the Healing Begin...