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Warrior WOD Fitness Challenge Fundraiser at Solebury Club

What a great success!!  We were greeted by the Warrior Riders, we honored 21 local fallen heroes, we competed in the Warrior WOD Fitness Challenge and we raffled beautiful gift baskets all to benefit Meghan's Foundation to support veterans.  What a great community event to support such a great cause! Thanks to all of our Corporate Sponsors and volunteers, we couldn't have done this without you! And special thanks again to the Solebury Club who hosted this amazing event.    …

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Flood of PTSD cases coming, Scientists warn!!

The Pentagon and Veterans Administration are not ready for a potential flood of war-related post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD] cases among troops and veterans, particluarly from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, a panel of leading scientists report in a study released recently. "We are are at the cusp of a wave of PTSD," says Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist and professor at Columbia University who chaired the committee of 16 experts for the Institute of Medicine,…

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Risk of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Active-Duty Marines

Association Between Traumatic Brain Injury and Risk of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Active-Duty Marines Kate A. Yurgil, PhD1,2; Donald A. Barkauskas, PhD3; Jennifer J. Vasterling, PhD4,5,6; Caroline M. Nievergelt, PhD1,2,7; Gerald E. Larson, PhD8; Nicholas J. Schork, PhD9; Brett T. Litz, PhD4,5,6,10; William P. Nash, MD11; Dewleen G. Baker, MD1,2,7 ; for the Marine Resiliency Study Team [+-] Author Affiliations 1Department of Psychiatry, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, San Diego, California 2Veterans Affairs Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health, San Diego, California 3Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine,…

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Marine Veteran, Liz Thompson, Talks about her Personal Yoga Experiences Teaching other Veterans

Liz Thompson, our Marine Yoga instructor in Hellertown, PA talks about her experiences with her own personal yoga practice and in working with the Veterans at the American Legion. Take a moment and read what she has to say. As always, we encourage your feedback and comments on all of our blogs. please respond with the “Reply” button. “On the heels of a recent article in Lehigh Valley’s The Express Times, I have found myself…

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Holly Freed runs 10K for Meghans Foundation

As always we welcome your comments and feedback. Use the "Reply" function at the end of this blog. Holly Barbera Freed, a friend of the Foundation and committee member, is running a 10K race in Washington Crossing, PA on July 4th, 2014. She is doing so to raise funds for the Foundation. If you are a runner and wish to join her team or just wish to "Sponsor" her, below are the instruction on how…

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Fetterman Family Visits Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick

At our first Annual Fundraiser in November 2013 we had a fantastic time, with a “Live” auction, “Silent Auction,” “Grand Prize,” and other prizes. What a wonderful time! One of the many Live Auction items was a trip to Washington, DC to visit with and be hosted by Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick. Sherrie & Allen Fetterman was the highest bidder for that item. Sherrie, Allen and family finally took that trip and had a wonderful time.…

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Check out this article from lehighvalleylive.com!

  By Lynn Olanoff | The Express-Times  Hellertown resident Liz Thompson says she had a tough transition following a nine-month tour of duty in Iraq in 2005. A friend suggested she consider taking up yoga to help with her anxiety. It wasn’t a welcome suggestion. “I used a four-letter word and said, 'I’m a Marine and I’m not doing yoga,’” she said. “I went in kicking and screaming.” That was 2007. Now Thompson swears by…

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Vet Center Testimonial to the benefits of Yoga and Meditation

  We have been offering veterans yoga classes in Bristol, Pennsylvania, twice a week since October 2013. The classes are offered through a partnership between the Lower Bucks YMCA and Meghan’s Foundation. The veterans who participate are both male and female, and range in age from 26 to 75, and have served in the combat theatres of Viet Nam, Bosnia, Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of them are dealing with post-traumatic stress and are receiving…

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