Who's Helping Our WoundedVets?

Who's Helping Our Wounded Vets?

The Pentagon estimates that as many as one in five American soldiers are coming home from war zones with traumatic brain injuries, many of which require round-the-clock attention.

But lost in the reports of these returning soldiers are the stories of family members who often sacrifice everything to care for them.

PBS NOW reveals how little has been done to help these family caregivers, and reports on dedicated efforts to support them.

Check the PBS schedule for broadcasts in your viewing area. You can also watch the full show, archived on the Now/PBS website after the air date.


Posted on BrainLine November 19, 2009.

From NOW, PBS’s weekly national news magazine show, aired November 20, 2009. Used with permission. All rights reserved. www.pbs.org/now.