Support the troops this holiday season
Show our brave men and women you care
- Duration 4:05
- Date Dec 26, 2012
Show our brave men and women you care
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-- dramatic brain injuries have become one of the most complex conditions soldier could suffer and war.
But thanks our next guest in donations from thousands of Americans wounded warriors are now able to find real help.
At the national intrepid center for excellence here now to tell us more.
The chairman and CEO of constellations grew from a buddy Bill White you know we just saw that story that there was another.
Base attacked in Afghanistan.
And every time this happens there are real people who are injured.
And it's different than in past wars we see this so often in past wars people died.
So many people are surviving this war and that changes dynamics.
Yeah thanks for for doing this and thank you FOX & Friends for a making this an important story you know right after the holidays you've got to remember that.
We're still a war in two places you know sandy has kind of taken the nation as it -- of taking care of what's going on there was to have a lot to do.
But at this Christmas time we're asking America to be supportive of our troops would -- about 300 to 600000 coming back.
With these mental health injuries you know we just had the commander of seal team for take his own life and last week.
How we have a suicide today it's not -- good morning -- stuff to talk about but we know that when.
America here's the story they will respond so we're building.
Nine satellite senators to address post traumatic stress and TV I had all the major bases fort.
Riley Fort Hood Fort Bragg -- Camp Pendleton which will address these issues and help those.
A suicide rates come to what specifically can you guys do in these facilities that can make a difference these are tremendous opportunities here because we have the -- -- facility that we build you know six.
A 100000 Americans 65 million dollars.
Of every penny goes to this effort.
The doctors that have been operating that -- have helped hundreds of families avoid suicide avoid domestic violence avoid.
The problems that come along with mental health illness and you know you're 1924 years old you serve your country.
You've served your country well.
You come home we ought to love on you and give you that support that you deserve a lot of the guys that have lost their legs of their arms or things like that have said you know I'd rather have done that.
Then lose my brain so these are the on scene war wounds of war that we're trying to help.
We often that you often walked down the street and and you see people who are missing limbs you know -- younger and you know it's because of something that's happened and the more.
But these other ones you don't see.
And that's that they and so this dramatic brain injury literally is when these I need these go off it's a bomb and you know this can -- -- shockwave comes out and it rattles the brain.
Sometimes to the point where they can't remember their own children so just think about that.
-- and although wanna do is come back and work to provide for their family and be you know functioning in society so these centers we think.
The military thinks this is a great public private partnership.
Will actually help to reduce the suicide rate will help to reduce those mental health issues.
You know we were saying it's a hundred million dollars for our campaign we've already raised almost thirty million dollars so America believes in this.
Every single penny that that goes we'll go to building these senators.
It is so people are always very generous -- -- the holidays for these sorts of things but also people right now are planning their budgets for the next year yes so this is something you -- planning your budget tell -- how people can get can can.
We get money add to this kind of an -- wolf thank you Rick we go to love fallen heroes fund with the that's where they can find information how they can get involved.
They can make a contribution on line there and again a 100% so I don't know many charities that can say that.
We're very proud -- that the board covers the cost you know Arnold Fisher roofs into in these great names Arnold's gonna build.
These senators and if he had all the money he could -- and nine months.
If if not seventy million dollars takes a couple years that's a lot of suicides we could reduce -- at -- thank you so much for what you do you guys do amazing work there and you're so dedicated like at the end of every -- -- -- houses says.
-- of that thanks for thank you very much of us are.