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Medical research has proven that laughter has a positive and immediate impact on the invisible wounds of soldiers living with PTSD and TBI.
Those living with PTSD experience many of their symptoms due to hypervigilance in the right side of the brain, which causes them to be in a constant lookout for signs of danger within day-to-day interactions and surroundings. This hypervigilance overrides logical thought processes that might put these signs of danger into perspective. Laughter can calm this hypervigilance, and is part of the first step towards resolving PTSD. The majority of veterans with TBI will also experience PTSD or similar symptoms.
Join the effort
Laughs for the Troops, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is starting to partner with companies that will help you, as well as the group, make a positive difference in many lives of our brave veterans. Meet some of our partners:
Click on this link to get into Amazon.com’s Smiles program and log into your Amazon.com account. The giant online retailer will recognize Laughs for the Troops as the charity of your choice. After that, buy as many items as you need to complete your shopping list. Amazon.com’s Smiles program will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to Laughs for the Troops.
Benevity: People working for companies that have Benevity manage their giving programs can select Laughs for the Troops as a beneficiary for donations, matching donations (if applicable) and other fund-raising events.
On the Web: A new look for Laughs for the Troops’ website remains in the works. Once it goes live, visitors can learn more about the organization, its work on behalf of veterans coping with PTSD and TBI, and, of course how to help.
The Funniest Night in America shows: May 20, 2017, at the Wadsworth Theatre in Los Angeles and June 2017 at the Straz Center in Tampa. Others shows, with dates to be announced, are being planned for Fort Hood, Texas, and Washington, D.C.
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