Operation Mend cheered on at New York City Veterans Day Parade

As the 11 veterans who have been treated through the UCLA Health Operation Mend program began their 1.2-mile trek for the 100th New York City ’s Veteran’s Day parade, they took a moment to reflect. For many of them, the day was a powerful mark on their collective journey toward healing their wounds of war.Almost 100 people joined the Operation Mend contingent, including family members, supporters, staff, friends and other veterans as they walked by thousands of people lining Fifth Avenue cheering the veterans for their service, sacrifices and resilience. The 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps, retired Gen.  James Amos and his wife Bonnie Amos, who are members of Operation Mend’s founding board of advisors, also joined the group of marchers.Founded in 2007, UCLA Health  Operation Mend brings hope to those who have struggled with physical wounds as well as an intensive treatment program for PTSD and mild traumatic brain injury to veterans injured during combat operations or while training for service. Operation Mend is the only program in the nation that treats ca regivers alongside their veterans as full participants in its intensive treatment program. It is a collaboration among UCLA Health in Los Angeles, the United States military and the Department of Veterans Affairs to help treat the wounds of war.“Before Operation Mend, I would hide in a hoodie at my mother’s house,” said Army Spc. Joseph Paulk, who suffered burns to his bo...
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