The Vinch Family chose to donate a portion of their proceeds to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. St Jude Children’s Hospital understands, treats, and defeats diseases and forwards their impactful research internationally. Every child saved at St Jude means that doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands of more children. About seventy five percent of the hospital’s budgets rely on donations, so it’s extremely important to raise awareness and continually make public contributions. The Vinch Family, being of Vietnamese descent, finds it crucial to look beyond the local spectrum of health and medicine.
It hosted the first Memorial day in 1868 (History), and is home to over four hundred thousand of the dead, 2000 of them being former slaves (Arlington). However, perhaps one of its memorable attractions is the Tomb of the Unknown, which holds almost 5,000 of the unidentified remains of soldiers (History). Arlington spans 624 acres (Arlington) and the graveyard and the graves themselves hold much significance to American history. Names such as John F. Kennedy, and William Howard Taft can be viewed on gravestones at the cemetery, but so can this nation 's history. One will look at the tombs and think how hard soldiers and political leaders fought to get us where America is today.
As a community we want to ensure that our elderly and vulnerable adults are protected. In Buncombe County, 17.5 percent of residents are over the age of 65 and 12 percent of the population 18 and over have one or more types of disabilities, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Our neighbors, relatives, and friends all deserve to be cared for appropriately and we are a key part to ensuring that they are safe. North Carolina’s Adult Protective Services law provides protection to all adults over the age of 18 who have a disability and who might be abused, neglected or exploited and who might be in the need of protective services. This can look like a caretaker that withholds appropriate medical care for an adult with a disability, a disabled
CHAPTER 2 BACKGROUND AND FORMATIVE INFLUENCES OF IDA SCUDDER Dr. Ida Scudder The Scudder family is the most renowned medical missionary family. They served for generations in India and elsewhere. In 1819 John Scudder left his growing practice in New York City and sailed for Ceylon, Sri Lanka with his wife and child. They served for thirty-six years in Ceylon and India, and during that time thirteen more children were born. Of the nine who survived to adulthood, seven became missionaries, most of them specializing in medicine like their father.
Planned Parenthood Planned Parenthood is a widely known, non-profit organization that provides reproductive healthcare for all men and women. They have served clients within the U.S. and globally for more than one hundred years (Planned Parenthood Federation of American Inc., 2018). Planned Parenthood’s (2018) mission “aims to provide trusted community health care, inform and educate the community, lead the reproductive health and rights movement, and advance global health”. They focus on health topics including birth control, abortion, STD’s/STI’s, pregnancy, and emergency contraception. They have information about the many different types of STD’s and STI’s on their website and at their locations.
Edson Healthcare Centre Auxiliary A friendly smile can make all the difference when you 're not well and for 60 years the Edson Healthcare Centre Auxiliary has given generously of their smiles, time, and spirit. Past and current members of the Edson Healthcare Centre Auxiliary gathered at the hospital recently to celebrate their 60th anniversary. The Auxiliary operates on the generosity of volunteers and plays a vital role supporting the hospital, patients, and their families.
TRICARE is the health insurance program of the US Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserve members, retirees and their families. Tricare is offered to members of the seven branches of the military and their dependents and offers several options including standard Tricare. The dependents of members of any of the military branches are eligible for TRICARE Standard. The standard plan is suitable for those who prefer to keep their civil doctor rather than switch to a provider Tricare.
Stephanie Lin Mrs. Markussen AP GOPO REFLECTIVE CAMPAIGN PAPER Back in October, I volunteered for the candidate Joe Murray, an Alexandria resident who recently ran for Virginia’s 39th District Senate seat, which includes parts of Fairfax County, the city of Alexandria and Prince William County. A Republican candidate, Murray advertises himself as the “Conservative Choice” for Senate. Both a husband and father of two young children and a dedicated public servant and community volunteer, Joe Murray has over ten years of experience on Capitol Hill with expertise in health care and education. In addition, Murray is the director of Government and Legislative Affairs for debra of America, a nonprofit which is helping to find a cure and supporting
A surgeon at one of the busiest Boston hospitals is now being recognized with one of the nation 's most prestigious awards for his research into eliminating health care inequalities. The Ellis Island Medal of Honor recognizes individuals who work to improve the lives of Americans, and previous recipients include six presidents, Rosa Parks and Mohammad Ali. Dr. Adal Haider an example of someone who has achieved the American Dream.
A passion to thank a veteran every time I notice one walk past me on the street. A passion to begin serving our injured and elderly veterans at the Veterans Administration hospital. A passion to nurture the diversity that truly makes this country “America the Beautiful.” A passion for my career to be one that helps this country remain the land of the free and home of the brave. With freedom on my side, this passion has and will become a
The role was to care for wounded veterans, widows and orphans. The American Legion has grown to be the largest veterans’ group in the US with many added roles of service to meet the state and nation. Following World War II, Falmouth Veterans returned to their homes, and in 1946 established by charter
The Wounded Warrior Project is the best charity because they made over 41 million dollars in donations for their veterans of military action of September 11 2001. The wounded Warrior Projecthelps 10’s of thousands of people every year with their programs Mind, Body , Engagement, Economics Empowerments. In 2003 the Wounded Warrior Project or (WWP) was started in Roanoke, Virginia and later moved to Jacksonville, Florida. Wounded warrior project (WWP) main goal is to help veterans of military action of september 11 on the world trade center and all the veterans beyond that day.
Veterans are an important part of society because they are the people who have served their country and have protected peoples rights and freedoms. Veterans are constantly struggling with illnesses, pains, and overall stress on the body and mind; they need a to be provided with free checkups and other surgeries that might be needed, they need to have round the clock support as most veterans have PTSD, and they should also be allowed to take their immediate family under their medicare plan. Veterans are the retired military personnel who have fought for the nation's freedom and the rights of people, during this fight sometimes they go through tragic events that could haunt them when they get out, also known as PTSD, so their medicare plan should cover PTSD support. Retired troops have witnessed a multitude of negative and traumatic events, whether that's losing a brother or sister of arms, getting wounded, or having to take a shot at someone else. These things could cause PTSD, a disorder where a person could undergo nightmares, heat sweats, public fears, or even thoughts and completion of suicide.
Simply put, a clear majority of the homeless are in fact veterans. The article Elderly Homeless Veterans in Los Angeles also defined that within a study all veterans “reported to have had deteriorating health mentally and physically,” but have you wondered if women or men are affected more? The U.S population is about 318 million, 49% of which is male and 51% of female. In a documentary titled Her War, Mimi Chakarova states that there are numerous government reports have uncovered that last year (2011) the number of homeless women had “more than doubled”. Chakarova (2012).
Physical and mental injuries affect a veteran's chance of getting a job drastically. These veterans have serious injuries that they suffered from defending and fighting for our country. Now when they return, they find that their injuries are causing them to be put at a disadvantage in the job market. The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans says that “47,725 veterans are homeless on any given night”. That is around 9% of all homeless people and more than half of that 9% is between 18 and 30(Faq About Homeless Veterans).