Founded by Debbie Lee, Marc’s mom
Debbie Lee founded America’s Mighty Warriors, after her son Marc was the first Navy SEAL to be killed in Iraq on August 2, 2006. In Marc’s Last Letter Home, he asked for friends and family to “pass on the love and kindness and precious gift of human life”. Since then, America’s Mighty Warriors has been fighting to support our troops, the fallen and their families and to work with like-minded organizations to do the same.
Our troops and their families sacrifice so much for our freedoms. We want to inspire, encourage and motivate those whose lives have been touched by war and loss. America’s Mighty Warriors focuses on two main programs to help warriors and their families get access to the support they deserve: Gold Star Respite and Got HBOT? Additionally, America’s Mighty Warriors works hard to advocate for our troops and conducts Random Acts of Kindness (as Marc requested in his Last Letter Home) to ensure that they are acknowledged for their sacrifices.
AMW is dedicated to raising awareness of the selfless sacrifices our troops and their families make for the freedoms we enjoy everyday. Advocacy When a service member suffers an injustice AMW is there to raise awareness and advocate to correct the situation. Often you will find AMW in the Halls of Congress, in the media, or wherever needed to confront the issue and bring justice to our troops. Our troops are bound by the UCMJ and cannot speak out, but we can be their voice.
Random Acts of Kindness
Helping Heroes Heal Program
Resiliency for Wounded Warriors
Our troops are coming home after multiple deployments with emotional and physical needs. AMW recognizes they are not receiving the best care in a timely manner. We are dedicated to providing therapies that heal. We provide funding for those diagnosed with TBI to receive Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. We are also working with other providers whose therapies are helping with PTSD. We also host retreats for our wounded warriors and their families to provide recreation and resiliency.
As our troops continue the fight on multiple fronts, many are experiencing Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and associated Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from combat-related blasts. More than 750,000 of our troops and families are affected and sadly, many are not getting access to the treatment they need to heal the actual brain injury! Instead, symptoms are being addressed with medication while source of the problem goes untreated. The result, our troops are on medication for depression, anxiety, concentration, sleeplessness and pain.
Individuals and families are being torn apart. Treatments are available to treat the brain injury but they are not prescribed by military doctors because they are not covered by insurance!
America’s Mighty Warriors is collaborating with HBOT treatment centers around the country, HBOT stands for hyperbaric oxygen treatment. This evidence-based protocol for oxygen treatment that has been helping vets heal but it is difficult to access and is not covered by insurance.
America’s Mighty Warriors is raising awareness and money to get our warriors access to this beneficial treatment and help our troops, vets and their families get their lives back after Traumatic Brain Injury.
To get more information, to participate, or to help us spread the word about the benefits of HBOT,
In addition, PsychArmor has offered to provide a unique training and support program for individuals caring for veterans. Click here to learn more about these free resources.
Gold Star Resiliency & Respite
As a Gold Star Mother herself, Debbie has a special connection to the families of the fallen. Through the Heroes Hope Home in Arizona and opportunities to attend retreats, concerts and events for the families, AMW gives hope, respite, encouragement and resiliency. We reach out to the entire immediate family of the fallen; parent’s, siblings, spouse, and children. These families have given their very best. We owe it to them to never forget their heroes or the sacrifices made.
The Heroes Hope Home