Article by: Carmen Duarte May 31, 2021, (Arizona Daily Star) Armando served in the Marines and was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan where he was in combat, exposed to multiple blasts. He was knocked out four times. He suffered
Who We Are
Healing Arizona Veterans (HAV) uses donations to sponsor the treatment of military veterans suffering from wartime TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The treatment utilizes Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and adjunctive therapies at private facilities.
These veterans’ evaluations and treatments are covered by HAV, a grassroots all-volunteer 501C3 organization.
HAV receives donations to cover the costs of this critical and life-changing treatment at a time in the lives of these veterans when they can least afford it. They will be treated at private facilities throughout Arizona. Read more about HAV’s mission and strategy.
What We Have Achieved
The State of Arizona endorsed HBOT for Veterans suffering from TBI and PTSD in March 2018 through HB2513. Since then, HAV has raised private funds for treatment from many generous donors. HAV is an all-volunteer organization – as such 96% of donated funds are utilized for treatment.
What We Want
We want donors to make this very worthy cause a reality and ensure that we always have funds to treat the increasing demand for this treatment. We are now receiving an average of one inquiry per week.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is treatment that is provided when a patient sits inside a chamber, under pressure that is greater than atmospheric pressure (typically for neurological conditions that is 1.5 ata or one-half atmospheres above ambient pressure) and patients breathe 100% medical oxygen. Typical treatment time spent in the chamber for recovery from TBI is one hour under pressure. Read More…