Iraq Star, Inc. is a non-profit Foundation dedicated to providing the necessary reconstructive surgeries to assist war veterans recovering from physical and mental injuries. It is the Foundation’s hope that reconstructive surgery will also help our veterans heal from emotional trauma, increase self-esteem and ease their return to their pre-war lives.
The good news is more soldiers are surviving combat. The bad news is many have disfiguring wounds. Despite powerful life-saving measures on the battlefield and longer-term medical support stateside, many face long waiting lists for reconstructive surgery and have to deal with the loneliness and isolation of disfiguring wounds.
The statistics are pretty grim: More than 40,000 brave men and women have returned wounded from Iraq and Afghanistan. The military will replace the missing arms and legs with prosthetics, provide the initial surgeries to close the wounds and grafts to replace burned flesh, striving tirelessly to make our veterans functional people. But the fact stands that terrible scarring from shrapnel, burns, and wound trauma remain. Surgeries are still needed to help our veterans gain back their pre-war lives, to assist them in holding their heads high, and help them return to their homes and careers.
Iraq Star picks up where the military and V.A. leave off by providing the reconstructive, aesthetic, surgical procedures that can hasten a happier and more normal return to his/her existing military or pre-war life. These procedures are performed by Board Certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons who DONATE their skills and feel honored to do so. Iraq Star pays for the soldiers transportation, hotel accommodations, food, anestheisa, hospital operatig room, medical supplies, etc. and sends a loved one with them.
Healing our wounded takes more than fervent hope and best wishes —- it requires top-notch facilities, the latest scientific advances and expert medical professionals.
You can help now by giving generously to Iraq Star, Inc.
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Visit the the Iraq Star site here and click ‘How To Help’ for donation links and information.
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