Shepherd Center’s SHARE Military Initiative is the primary beneficiary of the 2017 Service Above Self Golf Invitational on May 22, 2017.
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The SHARE (Shaping Hope and Recovery Excellence) Military Initiative began in 2008 in order to provide a continuum of rehabilitation care for soldiers who have sustained a traumatic brain injury while serving the US on active duty in Iraq or Afghanistan. Since SHARE’s inception, the program has served over 200 individuals, from all service branches. The program typically treats 8-12 wounded warriors at a time.
Beyond treating the injuries and associated symptoms that our patients have been afflicted with, SHARE provides a wide variety of additional programs that, although unfunded by insurance, are integral to the recovery and community reintegration of our wounded warriors. Included among these many “value-added” programs are:
- Assisting clients with the return to work and/or school
- Providing of peer support through military volunteers
- Assistance in navigating the VA system and the Med Board process
- Provide a minimum of one year post-discharge follow-up through Shepherd Center’s Bridge Program
- Conduct community re-entry outings, including “Horses for Heroes”, camping trips, rock climbing, fishing, etc.
The patients in the SHARE Military Initiative receive their care at no cost to them or their families. As a result, Shepherd Center must raise more than $100,000 per month just in order to keep the program running.