VBC and Humana Caregiver Support 101
Presenting at this session will be Cindy Parsons from Wounded Warrior Project. In 2004, Cindy’s son, Shane, entered the United States Army and served honorably in a decorated infantry brigade. In 2006, he was critically injured in Iraq. After Shane returned home for treatment, Cindy became his caretaker and a strong advocate for wounded service members.
She participated in the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Caregiver Summit in Washington, DC, in 2009. While there, she lobbied Congress for the passage of the Caregiver and Veteran Omnibus Health Service Act of 2010 – a bill providing assistance and support for caregivers of injured servicemen and women returning from war. Cindy currently serves on the board of the Brain Injury Association of Ohio, and both she and Shane have participated in speaking events to educate others on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) across the country. Because of her experiences, Cindy is passionate about promoting public awareness of our injured warriors returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.