PROJECT C.A.R.E.

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A multi-disciplinary patient care initiative to help restore function and improve the appearance of traumatically injured Service Members.

Background

As a result of combat trauma and training accidents, a great number of service members suffer major life altering injuries, to include limb loss and severe disfigurement. Although our wounded soldiers, Sailors, and Marines receive cutting-edge, state-of-the-art care; the consequences of these injuries lead to emotional distress and an altered self-image.

Mission

To help our traumatically wounded recover, both physically and emotionally, Project C.A.R.E. was born. Our mission is to provide emotional support along with surgical and non-surgical care in an effort to improve appearance and restore function. We believe that even the slightest improvement can dramatically increase self-esteem and quality of life.

Description

Once an active duty Service Member is traumatically injured and receives life saving treatment, he or she must begin the road to recovery. In the past, aesthetic improvement for Service Members was considered unnecessary and once a patient was considered functional, he or she was dismissed. Though oftentimes only small improvements can be gained, we believe that even the slightest improvement can dramatically increase self-esteem and quality of life. The C.A.R.E. program’s focus is to improve the appearance and restore the function of traumatic injuries, through total patient rehabilitation.

C.A.R.E. Program Pamphlet