2014 At Ease Luncheon
January 27th, 2014
We are thrilled to have Sergeant Sammy L. Davis, Medal of Honor recipient for his conduct in the Vietnam War, as the keynote speaker. Davis was wounded in a mortar attack but ignored warnings to take cover and took over firing of shells. He rescued three wounded American soldiers and continued fighting until the Vietnamese fled. Davis retired from the Army in 1984 due to his injuries. Footage of his Medal of Honor award ceremony was used in the 1994 film Forrest Gump with Tom Hanks’ head superimposed over that of Davis.
Rhonda and Howard Hawks to receive the At Ease Founders’ Award.
Creighton University, in partnership with At Ease, USA, is conducting a clinical trial of a new treatment for combat-related post-traumatic stress. If you or someone you know has served our country since 2003, please encourage them to contact Dr. Amy Brack at 402-280-1229.
In 2009, we lost more soldiers to suicide than to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined. On average, 18 veterans take their own lives every day because of depression and post traumatic stress. For every service person affected, many more family members and loved ones will also be impacted, directly and indirectly.
Fortunately for Nebraska's military families and their communities, At Ease offers 100% confidential, expert treatment and counseling services for our veterans, active military and their families to fight this disturbing trend. In conjunction with Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, At Ease USA is making a difference in the lives of our military families from Omaha to North Platte.
Since its inception, nearly 140 people have been admitted to the At Ease program. Of those 140 clients, 65 have been discharged. We had hoped to see an 80% reduction in symptoms for program participants. In fact, 83% of clients indicated a reduction in symptoms and 96 % of those participants remain free of legal issues, becoming productive citizens in our community.
At Ease USA is committed to treat more clients, and to continually explore new and effective treatments, every year. On behalf of the heroic military families we are honored to serve, thank you very much for your interest.