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Parachuting with a Purpose: Former Marine to BASE Jump 22 Times to Bring New Hope to Individuals and Families Affected by TBI and Suicide.

29 Jan 2021 3:17 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Former Marine Infantryman and Scout Sniper Tristan Wimmer and fellow Veterans are BASE Jumping to remove the stigma of mental health and bring awareness to the staggering number of suicides among veterans and others who suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBI). He’s pledged to jump 22 times in a day to raise $22K for research that will help make brain trauma more detectable and treatable.

Our country’s heroes are increasingly taking their own lives after they return from war. Tristan’s own brother, Kiernan – a former Raider and recon Marine with TBI sustained in Iraq – struggled with injury-related depression and anxiety for a decade before he succumbed to suicide.

Through the 22 Jumps event, Tristan brings new hope to this epidemic by partnering with Cohen Veterans Bioscience CVB) to raise money for TBI research that will bring new and effective solutions and ensure that no more of our nation's Veterans and service members continue to suffer in silence. CVB is also supporting advocacy and policy initiatives to improve the lives of people suffering from TBI. Donations from this event will support the Brain Trauma Blueprint, a collaborative roadmap to accelerate the development of a new generation of diagnostics and therapeutics for TBI.

Please visit Cohen's website for more information or to contribute to this worthy cause. You can also visit www.22jumps.org to learn more details about the project. 

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