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Fort Campbell begins construction on center dedicated to TBI, PTSD

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Construction began on a new center dedicated to treat traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress (PTS) in America's military service members.

Both TBI and PTS are the invisible wounds of 300,000 men and women in the armed services.

Fort Campbell is building a center to address their needs.

"Building these buildings give them hope but it makes it visible, it takes that invisible stigma away from it," said General Robert Cone with the US Army.

It is called Intrepid Spirit III, a center that will provide the most advanced diagnosis and treatment for wounded and injured military heroes while creating programs for rehabilitation and recovery.

Staff Sergeant Domerese knows first hand. He turned to the National Intrepid Center of Excellence Satellite Center after his vehicle was struck by an IED.

"Only getting better. My head's gotten better in the short time I was at NICO and it can only get better," Sergeant Domerese said.

The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund has raised 30 million dollars to build the facility. It needs a total of 120 million.

They are hoping American will step up and make a donation. You can donate here.

"Today's groundbreaking really for this NICO satellite. Intrepid Spirit 3 is rally another payment to our national debt.  Not the national debt you read about, the national debt that the American people and we all owe to our wounded warriors and we cannot forget them," said General Richard Cody.

General Cone added, "These are great soldiers, they served us, not its time for us to serve them, with projects like this insuring that we are taking care of them for the sacrifices they made for our army."

Provided they can raise the money, the center is expected to open within the next year.

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