Archive for October 2014

Warrior Connection - 10/26/14

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Warrior Connection for October 26 was the next segment of our planned ongoing discussion with Charles Atkins on pain management techniques beyond prescribed medications

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Warrior Connection - 10/18/14

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Warrior Connection - 10/12/14

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
The October 12 edition of Warrior Connection was a discussion with children's author and Vietnam era Navy reserve veteran Ron Hoffman (rehoffman@mchsi.com)  ) who read his children's book "Mr. Lucky"  about a cat and talked about his upcoming children's book  "The Neighborhood" featuring squirrels.  Holly Thompson, Rantoul (Illinois) Public library director (hollysrpl@gmail.com) also joined us as we  discussed reading, writing, and various library programs for families and veterans.  
Ron's books are available through Tate Publishing www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore telephone 888 361 9473.
 
November is national write a novel in a month. PRN listeners might take this golden opportunity, have some fun,  and sure could make some unique contributions
 
THE RANTOUL PUBLIC LIBRARY web site is www.rantoul.lib.il.us.
 
Warrior Connection will continue as in the past to invite authors to join us and discuss their work as reading and writing can be extremely beneficial to all. Previous author discussions are archived for your enjoyment at prn.fm. If you would like to join us a guest on future programs please contact us via prn.fm.
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Warrior Connection - 10/05/14

Monday, October 6th, 2014
A discussion with Dan Sullivan on the SGT SULLIVAN CENTER  in memory of SGT THOMAS SULLIVAN WHO DIED FROM POST 9-11 TOXIC EXPOSURES and the center's efforts to ensure medical care. They need strong financial support to continue their work.
 
http://sgtsullivancenter.org/
 
 
Sgt. Thomas Joseph Sullivan, a veteran of the recent Iraq war, died in February of 2009 at age 30 after suffering health complications that included chronic widespread pain, swelling, severe inflammatory bowel issues, and side effects of pharmaceutical treatments. The symptoms of his illness began in Iraq and worsened upon his return, but his health problems were never fully explained.

Sgt. Sullivan’s postmortem examination uncovered evidence of widespread organ and cardiovascular degeneration that were not detected during his life using general diagnostic procedures. During the worst of his symptoms, Sgt. Sullivan was referred to treatments for psychosomatic illness. He was also prescribed high dosages of steroid and narcotic drugs with serious side effects.

After Sgt. Sullivan’s death, his family learned that a significant number of veterans return from war with emerging medical problems. Many are referred for psychological therapies and prescribed drugs with side effects, interactions, and outcomes that are difficult to track.

Having learned this, Sgt. Sullivan’s family founded the Center in his memory as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health outcomes for veterans with emerging post deployment health concerns – working with veterans, healthcare providers, and researchers to find a way to provide real help for veterans with complicated health problems

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