Videos Tell the Story
Video on Atmospheric Health Threats in Iraq:
According to this report from a Northwestern University journalist, it is increasingly common for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are to live life in and out of hospitals. The report continues that many veterans and physicians believe that dust storms and burn pits (giant open pits where trash was burned in theater) may be responsible for a myriad of illnesses, including respiratory symptoms, such as shortness of breath, headaches, and digestive diseases.
Video on Sgt. Thomas Joseph Sullivan's Story:
This video tells the story of the founding of the SSC and development of the mission.
Video on Veteran Lung Health Problems:
Read more about the work being done at Vanderbilt University Medical center on veterans lung health issues at http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/vanderbiltmedicine/. The Stony Brook University Medical Center Lung Health Symposium, supported by the SSC, was the first scientific symposium addressing this issue.
Video on Health Problems Associated with Dust in Iraq:
Video on Long Island Soldier Who Died from Health Complications Related to Deployment:
According to the Tampa Tribune Sgt. Billy McKenna was initially diagnosed with traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder before a final diagnosis of a rare lymphoma which claimed his life and which the Veterans Administration associated with environmental exposures during deployment.
Video on the SSC's Search for Answers and Solutions:
SSC Founding Board Member Peter Sullivan visits his son's gravesite and reflects on the mission at hand: to ensure that none are left behind to suffer the invisible injuries of war.