Homefront Resources
Send us your stories!
What we're looking for...
Wounded warrior recovery resources

Return to Wounded Warrior Resource Directory - LINK


Scroll down to learn more about these resources:
Advanced brain and spinal care
Amputee resources
Burn resources
Reconstructive surgery
Segways
Voice controlled laptops, Wii video game system, personal gps


Advanced brain and spinal care

Operation Backbone
http://www.operationbackbone.com/
Operation Backbone provides crucial brain and spine surgical treatments for active duty and veterans who need an accelerated substitute to their current care options. Post strength training provided by (NHL) Buffalo Sabres.


Amputee resources

Amputee Coalition of America
www.amputee-coalition.org
Our mission is to reach out to people with limb loss and to empower them through education, support and advocacy.

Military In-Step
http://www.amputee-coalition.org/military-instep/index.html
A publication of the Amputee Coalition of America in partnership with the U.S. Army Amputee Patient Care Program. Includes topics such as: The Military Amputee; Caring for Yourself after Amputation; The Prosthesis and Its Components; The Rehabilitation Process; Common Problems; The Military Benefits System; Sports and Recreation.

Prosthetic Ink
http://www.prostheticink.com/
Dan Horkey a below knee amputee, invented a way to empower fellow amputees and veterans with custom tattoos.


Burn resources

Burn Survivor Resources
www.burnsurvivor.com
This site is being offered as the premier one stop resource center to ensure professional information is made available to the burn survivor, to the many people who are searching for critical information on behalf of a loved one, to the family and to the professionals. We hope that this site will be able to assist you with valuable advice, guidance, products and support that otherwise might not be easily available to you. 

Grossman Burn Foundation
www.grossmanburnfoundation.org
In addition to our civilian services, we have developed programs to support or provide funding to injured military personnel who are in need of reconstructive and/or burn surgery.


Reconstructive surgeries

Iraq Star Foundation
www.iraqstar.org
Providing reconstructive surgery to American Soldiers returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Iraq Star, Inc. is a non-profit foundation dedicated to providing the necessary reconstructive surgeries to assist war veterans recovering from physical and mental injuries. It is the Foundation's hope that reconstructive surgery will also help our veterans heal from emotional trauma, increase self-esteem, and ease their return to their homes and careers.

Operation Mend
http://operationmend.ucla.edu/
Operation Mend, a unique new partnership between UCLA Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, has been established to help treat several U.S. military personnel wounded during service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The pilot project was launched with the help of philanthropist Ronald A. Katz, a well-known inventor and UCLA Medical Center board member, who recognized that providing excellent care to injured soldiers need not be limited to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Armed Services. The project aims to serve as a model for other medical institutions interested in helping additional wounded service members.


Segways

Segs4Vets
www.Segs4Vets.org
The Segs4Vets program is currently only serving members or former members of the United States military who while on active duty on or after September 11, 2001, while serving under one of the following conditions:

Armed Conflict; Hazardous Service; Conditions Simulating War; Instrumentality of War; Combat Operation; Combat Zone; incurred illness or injury resulting in permanent disability and difficulty walking.

Applications will be assessed and selection of recipients is made by a panel of members chaired by a retired member of the United States military. Please provide as much information as you are comfortable providing which could enhance your chances of being selected as a Segs4Vets recipient, including your hometown and your plans for your future.

Prior to being selected as a Segs4Vets recipient, DRAFT will require a favorable assessment by your physical/occupational therapist regarding your ability to safely use a Segway as a tool which would enhance the quality of your life.


Voice controlled laptops, Wii video game system, personal gps

Project Valour-IT (Soldiers' Angels)
www.soldiersangels.org
Project Valour-IT helps provide voice-controlled/adaptive laptop computers and other technology to support Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand wounds and other severe injuries.  Items supplied include:
  • Voice-controlled Laptops - Operated by speaking into a microphone or using other adaptive technologies, they allow the wounded to maintain connections with the rest of the world during recovery. 
  • Wii Video Game Systems - Whole-body game systems increase motivation and speed recovery when used under the guidance of physical therapists in therapy sessions (donated only to medical facilities).
  • Personal GPS - Handheld GPS devices build self-confidence and independence by compensating for short-term memory loss and organizational challenges related to severe TBI and severe PTSD.
HomeAbout meTestimonialsBooks for the military community

Copyright 2008 - 2017 Benita Koeman, Operation We Are Here.  All rights reserved.
Operation We Are Here is a HUB of RESOURCES for the military community and military supporters.
Military support is not a concept to embrace; military support is sacrificial action. Visit our military support TOOLKIT.
Resources for supporters of military and veteran families
  • Practical insights in caring for
             Home front families
             Military personnel
             Parents
             PTSD, wounded warriors
             Loved ones of the fallen

Military and veteran family resources
  • Christian encouragement
  Bibles, devotionals, studies
  Bible verses that offer hope
  Of grace and gratitude
  Prayer
             peer support, sexual assault,
             suicide prevention
  • Deployment support for
  Military personnel
  Military spouses
  Military children, teens
  • Downloads and printables
  Brat Town Bugle TM
  Coloring pages
  Flat Brat TM
  Military house ornament

Operation We Are Here
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Pinterest
Follow us on
resources
Be sure to check out these ADDITIONAL resources:

Support for