Veteran Stories: Martin Wise

  The Veteran population is rapidly aging with 9.2 million veterans who are 65 years of age and older. 1.4 million Veterans are "old-old" i.e. 85 years or older. Like the late Mr. Martin Wise (US Coast Guard Veteran) shown in the video, most of the illness burdens borne by Veterans are due to chronic illnesses like cancer, heart disease, … [Read more...]

Veteran Stories: Christopher Whitney

More than 20 million Americans, one in 10 adults, have some form of chronic kidney disease. For those suffering from chronic kidney disease or end-stage renal disease, dialysis is a commonly recommended treatment. But a story published today in the New York Times reports that for older patients the treatment is increasingly being seen as an choice, … [Read more...]

Jim Cooper’s Legacy

This short film (13 minutes) tells the real life story of Jim Ray Cooper and his experiences during the last six years of his life with advanced lung disease. Mr. Cooper was a Navy Frogman in the Korean War. The frogmen were predecessors for the modern day Navy Seals. Frogman training requires much higher levels of fitness, and during the course … [Read more...]

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