Operation TBI Freedom Raises Funds for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury

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Operation TBI Freedom, a program of Rocky Mountain Human Services (RMHS), kicked off Memorial Day festivities a weekend early with its participation in the Colfax Marathon on May 18 and 19.

Nearly 100 men, women and children walked or ran in Colfax Marathon events to raise funds for Operation TBI Freedom, a program supporting veterans and active duty military personnel who sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) while serving our nation since 9/11. Funds will be used to provide crisis counseling, housing solutions, family education and support, mental health services, veteran’s benefits advocacy, medical care, financial and legal assistance, employment support and assistive technology for military personnel and their families. 

 
Through the generous support of corporate sponsors, as well as the individual fundraising events of runners, Operation TBI Freedom raised more than $36,000. Major sponsors were Hutchinson Shockey Erley & Co., Bradbury Companies, the Cadet Community Leadership Association, Colorado Business Bank, GTRI, North Star Digital Imaging, Toshiba, Colorado State Bank & Trust, Commerce Bank, Nunn Construction Inc., Security Central, Stifel and The Weitz Company.
 
Runners included 24 Golden Buffalo Battalion ROTC cadets and 10 wounded warriors. See photos from the event on our Facebook page.
 
Established in 2008, Operation TBI Freedom has helped more than 800 returning military personnel and their families address the challenges they face as a result of their brain injuries. For more information on Operation TBI Freedom, visit www.operationtbifreedom.org
 
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To support Operation TBI Freedom’s work, please visit www.rmhumanservices.org/support-us or call (303) 636-5918. Gifts can be mailed to Rocky Mountain Human Services, Attn: Development, 9900 E. Iliff Ave., Denver, CO 80231.
 
Operation TBI Freedom (OTF) assists veterans and active duty military personnel with service-related traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that occurred on, or after, September 11, 2001. More than 7,200 veterans have returned to Colorado with a TBI after serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. OTF is a privately funded program that specializes in holistic care for active-duty personnel and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who are living in Colorado. The program tailors a unique plan for each client that promotes optimum independence, productivity and successful reintegration into civilian life. The staff, all veterans themselves and Certified Brain Injury Specialists, help clients manage crisis situations, learn pain management techniques, access medical and financial resources and become self-advocates. All services offered by Operation TBI Freedom are free of charge. Operation TBI Freedom is funded through generous individual and corporate donations. For more information on Operation TBI Freedom visit www.operationtbifreedom.org.
 
Rocky Mountain Human Services (RMHS) (formerly Denver Options) specializes in human services expertise to improve the health, self-sufficiency and overall quality of life for more than 7,500 individuals across Colorado who face challenges from developmental delays, cognitive and intellectual impairments, brain injuries, aging or social conditions. RMHS’ mission is to “serve humanity, provide opportunity and encourage a world of compassion and hope.” By providing resources, care coordination, training, direct services and technical expertise to individuals, families, nonprofit organizations and government agencies, Rocky Mountain Human Services delivers unsurpassed human services to the western region of the United States. For more information on Rocky Mountain Human Services visit www.rmhumanservices.org.