What does WAF do?
Warrior Angels Foundation
1. Subsidizes a personalized treatment protocol through the Millennium Health Centers , which pinpoints — and, more importantly, treats — the underlying condition for U.S. Military Service Members and Veterans who have sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) while in the line of duty. Contributions are entrusted to the Millennium Health Centers to support Veterans who have incurred a TBI in the line of duty.
2. Provides educational resources on TBI.
How can I better educate myself on TBI, PTS, and the protocols endorsed by WAF?
Click here for our TBI educational library.
What are the pre-requisites for support?
WAF does not directly fund anyone. To be considered for support by the Millennium Health Centers you must be a U.S. Service Member or Veteran who has incurred a TBI in the line of duty. The TBI does not need to be documented.
How can I receive treatment?
You will have to pay out of pocket. You can request care by signing up on Dr. Gordon's TBI website (you are eligible for a subsidized rate).
What are personalized treatment protocols?
The following was taken from Dr. Gordon’s website:
It is our belief that - in a TBI precipitated condition - the initial symptoms are due to the physical damage to the brain itself (PHASE 1). It is during this initial phase that an array of inflammatory chemicals are produced that lead to secondary insults (PHASE 2) to the brain's functioning. Part of the dysfunction that occurs is in the ability to regulate hormones produced by the Pituitary Gland. Comprehensive laboratory testing can detect alterations in the production of important hormones. Therefore, our program seeks to accomplish the following:
Identify inflammation and detect if the hormones are affected
Reduce inflammation while replenishing affected hormones to physiologic levels
Return Quality of Life back to our program participants.
What results have you achieved?
Within 3-6 months
There is noted a significant improvement in: depression, anger, anxiety, mood swings, confidence, memory, affect, and libido. Cognition improves, as does intensity of mild to moderate dementia. Physical improvement – muscular strength. Weight loss. Not everyone achieves benefits in this time frame or all the benefits stated.
In severe cases of TBI, improvement may take longer and recovery is slower. But - looking at the options - the data offers hope of improvement since we are addressing the underlying “stealth” condition that is often ignored by conventional wisdom (and medical treatments for Veterans and Service Members).
The medical literature clearly identifies the conditions and symptoms that are associated with hormonal deficiencies, and - if these deficiencies are precipitated by a TBI - then it would make sense that replacement therapy needs to be tested before rejected.
What if I suffered a TBI during service,
but my injury wasn’t service-related?
Our priority and mission is to treat those that were injured from service related activities only. You do not qualify for funding if your TBI was unrelated to service — i.e. bicycle accident, fell off a roof, got hit by car, etc.
I am not a Veteran, but I believe I suffered a TBI.
How can I get treatment or a lab screening?
Please visit Dr. Gordon’s website to apply for treatment: Millennium Health Centers