Wednesday, September 06, 2006

 

Of No Use Anymore, So To Hell With You!

Dear IAVA Supporter,We are outraged. In the midst of a war, politicians in Washington are cutting funding for the treatment of a serious injury affecting over 100,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Supporting the Troops should be more than a soundbite. Click here to tell Congress to put their money where their mouth is. When a Marine in Fallujah barely escapes an RPG attack, or an IED explodes near a soldier's Humvee, the blast can cause the troop's brain to slam against in the inside of his skull. The result is Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, which can cause dizziness, problems with vision, hearing, or speech, memory loss, and even severe brain damage. At least 100,000 troops serving in Iraq or Afghanistan have been affected by TBI.
So, how does Congress respond? By cutting in half the funding for the research and treatment center for TBI. Click here to send a letter blasting Congress for their shameful funding cuts for the treatment of America's wounded veterans.
Veterans' care is not the place to cut corners. The Defense Authorization bills are spending about $400 billion of your money. But TBI research requires only an extra $7 million. IAVA will continue this fight on the airwaves and in newspapers across the country. Join us in support of Troops suffering with Traumatic Brain Injury - click here to send a letter to your local paper today, to tell Congress to save funding for TBI research. Together, we can make a difference for wounded Veterans. Keep an eye on www.iava.org for the latest updates.Sincerely,Paul RieckhoffExecutive DirectorIraq and Afghanistan Veterans of Americawww.iava.org
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