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  • 1. Traumatic Brain Injuries
    Ally Bandemer
    7th Period
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  • 2. Sacrifice
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  • 5. Emotion
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  • 6. Decisions
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  • 7. Frustration and
    memory loss
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  • 9. COST
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  • 10. What’s down the road?
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  • 11. Half Alive
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  • 12. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
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  • 13. Physical Therapy
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  • 15. My Expert
  • 16. What’s in
    MyFuture?
  • 17. Works Cited
    Bussard, Paula A. “For Some Servicemembers, the Battle Lingers on.” Letter. USA Today 11 Mar. 2005: 12A. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 30 Apr. 2010. <http://find.galegroup.com/‌ovrc/‌infomark.do?contentSet=IAC-Documents&docType=IAC&type=retrieve&tabID=T004&prodId=OVRC&docId=CJ130400652&userGroupName=cant48040&version=1.0&searchType=BasicSearchForm&source=gale>. This certain article has shown me signs and symptoms of a TBI. With this information in my speech, my viewers can better understand TBI victims. The way they act and react is also in the description. It also tells my averages of TBI victims per year.
    Fernandez, Elizabeth. “New Treatments for Traumatic Eyes Injuries.” SFGate. N.p., 9 Mar. 2009. Web. 22 Apr. 2010. <http://www.sfgate.com/‌cgi-bin/‌article.cgi?f=/‌c/‌a/‌2008/‌03/‌09/‌BAH2VF4GU.DTL>. This article helps me determine the differences between many wars. It talks about WWII, the Vietnam war and the Iraq war as well. Even though this article talks about traumatic eye injuries instead of traumatic brain injuries, it shows how a wide variety of injuries are obtained from war. It also describes the health care that people are or are not receiving.
    HBOT. Youtube.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 May 2010. <http://www.youtube.com/‌watch?v=gslpMiTWjDk>. This video took up most of my “future” section in my presentation. It is a very informative video about certain doctor who thought of one experiment he thinks could be the cure to any TBI. He tried to heal his patients by using pure oxygen. This experiment is still undergoing testing and no one knows for sure if this will work.
    HBOT 2. Youtube.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 May 2010. <http://www.youtube.com/‌watch?v=wCwIZ4uutrs>. This part of the video talks mostly about the succession of the experiment. It also shows how much some people are against this experiment. One scientist claims that the only way to heal a TBI is to use pure oxygen.
  • 18. “Injured Iraq Vets Sue VA over Health Care Delays.” MSNBC. N.p., 23 July 2007. Web. 22 Apr. 2010. <http://www.msnbc.msn.com/‌id/‌19916581>. This article talks a great deal about the Pentagon and the VA. I believe this is very biased and I used limited information from this page in my presentation. It claims that the VA doesn’t seem to care for the injured and dying people in the war. This article also says that the Pentagon has been slow to react to these issues and no one is sure why.
    Johnson, Bradley. Personal interview. 29 Apr. 2010. I used limited information from this interview. I know that Brad (my expert) has been of great help but he didn’t describe to me the health care of the war. He was injured and only mentioned that the health care he received was “good”. However, know I have a better grasp on his life in Iraq and have a little taste of what these soldiers had to go through.
    Perry, Tony. “VA Is Prodded to Give More Aid to Female Vets.” Los Angeles Times. N.p., 8 Feb. 2010. Web. 22 Apr. 2010. <http://articles.latimes.com/‌2010/‌feb/‌08/‌local/‌la-me-women8-2010feb08>. This article goes into further detail about the heath care in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Los Angeles Times had one woman veteran interviewed to describe her thoughts on the health care issues. She claimed she grew worse and worse as she was waiting for care. Her anxiety increased along with her panic attacks and suffering. I used this information to argue peoples’ opinions about the heath care in Iraq.
    Zoroya, Gregg. “Report Calls for Better Care of Vets with Brain Injuries.” USA Today 2 May 2008: 11A. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Web. 30 Apr. 2010. <http://find.galegroup.com/‌ovrc/‌infomark.do?contentSet=IAC-Documents&docType=IAC&type=retrieve&tabID=T004&prodId=OVRC&docId=CJ178557546&userGroupName=cant48040&version=1.0&searchType=BasicSearchForm&source=gale>. This article talked mostly about the reasons the VA and Pentagon weren’t involved in the heath care as much as they should be. It discussed the costs of a typical TBI per year. A minor one is thousands of dollars, but a more major one would be more than 100 times that in just one year. This information is accurate and unbelievable.