We are a growing national network with boots on the ground in North Idaho providing free services and support for disabled and at-risk Veterans and their families. Below is our the story of how we got started with highlights of Healing Heroes resources and collaborations.
"My father will forever be my Hero and inspired me to give all that I can to our Veterans." Dr. B
Our story ...
When asked to complete VA disability compensation and pension (C&P) exams for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury in the inland Pacific NW, founder Dr. Neilly Buckalew (Dr. B) wanted to provide free, comprehensive, easy access to care for our Veterans and support for their families as well. Her father served in the Army during the Cold War, and with him Dr. B experienced the challenges for Veterans in getting timely care and support especially in his elder years. Knowing this and the fact that there is no comprehensive TBI care for Veterans in inland PNW, Dr. B got to work ...
Disability Benefit Advocacy and Free Integrative Rehabilitative Care
Healing Heroes began with and continues to fully support Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and other disabilities navigate the Veteran's Administration C&P disability benefits process. In collaboration with Integrative Ability Medicine, Healing Heroes also provides free integrative rehabilitation and medical care to disabled and at-risk Veterans. The care model begins with helping Veterans and their families understand their experience so that they can heal together, and teaches self-care skills to empower and sustain them on their healing journey. We weave together "low tech" and "high tech" interventions meeting the Veteran where they are at and empowering a healing journey for them and their families. Our high tech modalites include ApolloNeuro (see below) and Hyperbaric Medicine (click here to learn more).
"Dr. B is an angel. No one had ever been so comprehensive and compassionate for Gary. She is our champion and has been instrumental in Gary receiving full disability from the VA." Brenda
Our Network ....
The Kroc Center has partnered with us providing free access to this extraordinary community wellness center for participants in the Healing Heroes rehabilitative care program for disabled Veterans and their families lead by Dr B. Once participants have completed the Healing Heroes program, Kroc is offering scholarships to Veterans and their families for memberships at the gym. Click the underlined link above to learn more about the Kroc Center.
Gold Star mother Theresa Harding started this organization as a healing journey after her son, Nichloas Newby, was killed in Iraq in 2011. Newby-ginnings provides basic necessities, essential household items and a food pantry for Veterans, Active duty and their families. There is a free Mobile VA social services clinic on site every 1st Monday monthly. Newby-ginnings also provides, peer support, referrals, and has a veteran service officer available. Click on underlined link above to learn more.
In North Idaho, Dr. B is building a team of physical therapists, massage therapists, and collaborating with Strength Through Movement a personal training program to help Veterans heal from emotional and physical trauma. Healing Heroes and MVP collaborates to help Veterans to also access their VA benefits for rehab services serving Veterans in N Idaho, E Washington and W Montana. MVP supports total health and wellness working with Veteran primary care Physicians and providers. MVP and Integrative Ability Medicine are the first location in N Idaho to offer Hyperbaric Medicine free to Veterans.
More Healing Services
Healing Heroes works with several companies to provide neuromodulation technologies free to Veterans and Veterans with VA benefits. Our new partner Mountain View Physiatry helps Veterans access their VA benefits for GammaCore and Harvard Medtech ...
The Apollo is a wearable neuro-modulation device that gently vibrates in specific patterns. Extensive clinical research has shown Apollo calms the nervous system, restores heart rate variability, increases energy, improves mood, sleep, and ability to think more clearly and has been "a game changer"for Veterans. ApolloNeuro is available to purchase here at a special discounted rate for anyone using this link. ApolloNeuro donates purchase proceeds to Healing Heroes.
This simple device heals so much. PTSD, migraines, anxiety, insomnia, IBS
by stimulating an important nerve pathway, that calms the whole nervous system - the vagal nerve.
Our Medical Director, Dr. B
this for Veterans.
Come learn more on
Nov 11, 2023
Post Falls American Legion
This Virtual Reality treatment can be done at home to help overcome physical and emotional trauma. The program uses VR and well researched behavorial health interventions to address physical pain and mood symptoms such as PTSD, anxiety, depression and sleep issues. The program and device can be prescribed by Dr. B and is free to Veterans with VA benefits.
Having been injured in combat in Afghanistan, for Phil,"It was the first time I felt heard," working with Dr. B.
Phil and his family took part in the free Healing Heroes integrative rehabilitation program at the Kroc center specifically designed for Phil and his family to meet their needs in understanding and healing from TBI.
Our experience with you ... in finally being heard,
being helped, gave us Hope!
We are so glad you are out there making a difference and meeting the needs of Veterans who often times
feel hurt, rejected, broken ...
Renee, Phil's Wife