It Takes a Community - Veterans Cancer Challenge

Stephen M Apatow shares

Adriana Stares Down Leukemia

"Our military service members represent only one percent of our population, but they shoulder the responsibility of protecting our entire Nation," said Stephen M Apatow of HRI:H-II OPSEC.

Humanitarian Resource Institute: H-II OPSEC is working to network educational resource "How to Help Military and Veteran Families, Before, During and After Deployment," to every home in America through the No One Get's Left Behind project. This focus is to provide educational tools and resources to help both family members and communities understand how be a support system for the one percent.  -- Not Forgotten - Restore Warriors Project: HRI:H-II OPSEC.

"Today, I want to focus on veterans families. My friend and colleague Stan M is a disabled veteran, retired Military Intelligence Officer, Chief of Analysis, Special Operations Forces.  In late February 2017, Stan's wife  Adriana was diagnosed with aggressive leukemia-lymphoma and needs an allogeneic bone marrow stem cell transplant. She has already started treatment but the full course isn't fully covered by insurance. Treatment just started, but at least $30,000 more is needed to send her home!" said Apatow.

Stan and Adrian's story is why I have been working to get "How to Help Military and Veteran Families, Before, During and After Deployment," into every home in America. So, these unmet needs would never exist, because the moment we learned about a need, our communities would mobilize to "bridge unmet needs to untapped resources."

"Today, I am appealing for resources to cover all costs associated with Adriana's treatment, including all high cost pharmaceuticals," said Stephen M Apatow, Lead from the Front, Cancer Survivor -- Never Give Up: Cancer Journal, Educational Resources, Advocacy Information. CEO, HRI:H-II OPSEC.

Learn more about the project, on LinkedIn Pulse:

No One Get's Left Behind: HRI:H-II OPSEC, Updated 8 April 2017.

Source: Humanitarian Resource Institute

Categories: Military and Defense, Pharmaceuticals and Biotech, Cancer/Oncology, Military Technology, Military, Medical

Tags: Cancer, Military, USSOCOM, VA, Veterans

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