In the latest installment of A Hero's Story - our opportunity to introduce readers to the wounded warriors who have begun the healing process with the help of Healing Heroes Network - we would like you to meet SSgt. Trevor G. As Veterans Day approaches, we are proud to tell the story of heroes like Trevor.
Trevor served his country for more than a decade. When it came time to make a career decision, enlisting was the obvious choice. You see, both of Trevor's grandfathers were in the military, and his brother was a Marine as well. He became a Marine on February 27, 1995.
In late 2002, Trevor was deployed to Iraq. A year later, while purifying water for his convoy, Trevor was hit by shrapnel from an RPG (Rocket Propelled Grenade).
Two days later, he was shot by a sniper. The bullet ricocheted off his night vision goggles and severed one of his fingers. "It missed my face by only a few inches," recalled Trevor.
When SSgt. Trevor G. returned home, he underwent seven surgeries on his hand and then began physical therapy to regain use of his hand. His doctor's noticed Trevor was also displaying symptoms of PTSD and TBI.
"Your mind goes into a gear where it never really comes out of," explained Trevor. "Being in a combat zone 24 hours a day, you're not ever resting because you're always in danger."
Between that ongoing feeling of hyper-vigilance and the lack of medical attention he needed, Trevor was becoming very frustrated. As he told us, "The VA helped a lot, but they also have a lot of people they have to take care of. It takes months to get an appointment with your primary doctor, then months to get an appointment with the doctor you're referred to."
And unfortunately, like many injured military servicemembers, Trevor's long list of symptoms were only being met with an equally long list of pharmaceuticals. That's when Trevor turned to Healing Heroes Network for help.
About two weeks after applying for financial assistance for acupuncture treatments, Trevor had his first appointment with an Healing Heroes Network acupuncture provider. "Trevor's long list of ailments was heartbreaking," said Dr. B. "But, he carried himself with the dignity you'd expect from a warrior who's been tempered by combat and injuries."
About Healing Heroes NetworkAfter only a few treatments, Trevor's family noticed a difference. His father told us, "His energy levels are rising, and he doesn't seem to be in nearly as much pain."
The most important thing is that Trevor is getting the help he needs - when he needs it. After his past experiences, this is something Trevor himself is still astonished by.
Trevor told us, "It's completely amazing!" "I didn't think I had much of a choice when it came to my healthcare." Now, thanks to HHN and our wonderful supporters, he will always have a choice!
Healing Heroes Network is proud and honored to assist Heroes like SSgt. Trevor G. every day! If you know a hero like Trevor who is in need of assistance for treatment, we encourage you to have them contact us at (727)781-4376, or email email@example.com.
You can also make a difference in the lives of military heroes when you donate to and support HHN by entering our contest to win 2 Harleys and Free Gas, participate in our Buy a Shirt / Heal a Hero initiative or donate directly to Healing Heroes Network.
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