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Healing Heroes

We are a growing network 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.

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"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 has 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 

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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 Medical 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.

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The Apollo is a wearable neuro-modulation device that gently vibrates in specific patterns. Extensive clinical research has shown, including with Veteran populations, Apollo calms the nervous system, restores heart rate variability, increases energy, improves mood, sleep, and ability to think more clearly.


Healing Hero participants are provided ApolloNeuro for free and is "a game changer" for all.


The ApolloNeuro is available to purchase here at a special discounted rate for anyone using this link. ApolloNeuro donates purchase proceeds to Healing Heroes. To learn more about Apollo click the purchase link.

Healing Together...


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 ...


Thank you!"

Renee, Phil's Wife

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