Health—General & Rehabilitative

RESURRECTING LIVES FOUNDATION

aka Resurrecting Lives Foundation

Dublin, OH

Mission

The mission of Resurrecting Lives Foundation is to coordinate and advocate for the successful transition to a post-military career and life for Veterans with traumatic brain injury.

RLF will advocate for our returning heroes and their families across the nation, while educating the public about the injuries and co-morbidities associated with a traumatic brain injury.

Ruling Year

2012

Board Chair, Founder

Dr. Chrisanne Gordon M.D.

Main Address

6724 Perimeter Loop Road PMB #317

Dublin, OH 43017 USA

Formerly Known As

Dr. Chrisanne Gordon

Keywords

Military, Veteran, Traumatic Brain Injury

EIN

45-3554793

 Number

3944504547

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (E01)

Neurology, Neuroscience (G96)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

To coordinate and advocate for the successful transition to a post-military career and life for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Our programs

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IED Pilot Study

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Study

Where we work

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We aim to accomplish that Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury are properly diagnosed and supported during a successful transition to a post-military career and life.

Over 2.2 million service personnel have been deployed to the war zone in Iraq and Afghanistan – many with multiple deployments. The hallmark injury is Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI. This condition is difficult to both diagnose and treat because the specialists are not frequently found in the Veterans Administration. It is estimated that only 36% of the veterans returning from the Iraq & Afghanistan wars actually receive treatment through the Veterans Administration, although all are eligible.

Resurrecting Lives Foundation assists in the recovery and reintegration of our OIF/OEF Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) by defining the brain pathology and by developing the protocols for recovery. We advocate for our returning heroes and their families while educating the public about the co-morbidities associated with a traumatic brain injury.
We work with companies that are interested in hiring Veterans to aid them in achieving career success.

As a non-political 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Resurrecting Lives Foundation has a special structure in that 100% of the donations to the foundation are used for Veterans Services relative to the mission. Our board includes an active volunteer working board with the members contributing over 200 volunteer hours per month as well as unique talents and support. The board donates time and funding so that administrative costs are completely covered which allows your donations to be used to support our veterans.We will assist the recovery/reintegration of our OIF/OEF Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) by defining the brain pathology and by developing the protocols for recovery. We will advocate for our returning heroes and their families while educating the public about the injuries and co-morbidities associated with a traumatic brain injury.

To date, we have been contacted by military personnel, Veterans, Military families, and experts in 27 of the 50 states. We are forming our network of collaborations with Military, Veterans Administration, Tertiary hospitals, and community hospitals. We have contacted educators, Congressional members, Senators, and local community leaders to join in this effort. We are collaborating with other Veteran non-profits who are proven to be of substance – donating funds and services directly to the heroes who deserve them. PLEASE join us in our journey. Please be part of the solutions. Please help us honor those who have given their lives for our freedoms. As I noted in January, 2008, the best way that we know to honor those who have fallen, is to care for their brothers and sisters who return. We are NOT just a foundation. We are NOT just a movie. We are a MOVEMENT. Join us – NOW!

As a non-political organization, we will advocate for TBI veterans within their local communities, assisting their local hospitals and clinics to provide services and support to families and friends who are helping TBI veterans move forward. In addition, we will actively partner with other established 501(c)(3) organizations to coordinate programs and resources such as providing job training and career opportunities to TBI veterans following their treatment and during their ongoing recovery. TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) has been estimated in 20-25% of the nearly 2.7 million returning veterans, from Iraq and Afghanistan, and an estimated 30% have PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). Conventional neuroimaging studies such as the MRI and CAT scan do not reveal the pathology of a mild TBI. Newer technology, such as Diffusion Tensor Imaging and functional MRI must be utilized to further the diagnosis and treatment of the nearly 450,000 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with TBI.
The conditions caused by TBI are unforgiving, and include substance abuse, unemployment, homelessness, incarceration and even suicide. Alarming recent statistics released by the DOD/VA indicate that 1.3 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans commit suicide daily. Treating TBI/PTSD is a necessity; NOT an option. Prompt diagnosis and treatment diminishes complications and improves employment and education opportunities. We are networking nationally to take our programs from Ohio to the nation. While we have accomplished much and are still in our early years, there is much work left to do.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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