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Dr Harch spoke at a picnic hosted by the Blue Star Mothers Association


On Memorial Day 2008 Dr Harch spoke at a picnic hosted by the Blue Star Mothers Association

Memorial Day, 2008 Picnic hosted by the Blue Star Mothers Association.  The President of the Louisiana chapter is Sandra Hearn.

Dear Dr. Harch:

Our family would like to thank you and your staff for the greatest gift you could possibly give to a person – the gift of life. We thank you not only for your outstanding skills in the HBOT profession, but also your compassion for our troops that have given us our freedoms that we have today. You and your team have brought commitment and compassion to the table. My son, CPL Jake Mathers was injured in several explosions, one being on April 17, 2006. He went through a lot of testing, but no real treatment was offered. He was honorably discharged on November 10, 2008. He began treatment on December 1, 2008 and completed treatment last week.

My son who is now 21 years old, enlisted in the Marines at age 17. All he wants is to be able to live a “normal” life again. Dr. Harch and his team members treated him with the utmost respect and honor. Jacob always talked highly of those he came in contact with, and actually looked forward to taking his treatments daily.

Oxygen Provides New Hope for Brain Injured Soldiers

Getting soldiers back on their feet and fit for duty with an HBOT treatment regimen that is good government. The money that would have gone for more traditional and expensive treatments of veterans suffering from a head injury can now be used to fund other medically urgent injuries and illnesses.

So, what exactly is Hyperbric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)? HBOT treatments are similar to the treatments given to treat victims of “the bends”, the condition divers sometimes suffer. Patients are placed in a chamber filled with 100 percent oxygen at a positive pressure of one-and-a-half-times normal sea level atmospheric pressure, or what you would experience if you were SCUBA diving at a depth of around 16.5 feet. The treatment involves up to 80 one-hour sessions administered in two blocks or phases over 120 days.


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