Suicide Epidemic Among Veterans Claims 18 Lives Daily
This is a cry for help from our brave solders who survived some intense situations in the line of duty and made it home alive. Some were welcomed with cheers some weren’t. Some came home decorated and some came home with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Harch Hyperbarics honors all veterans with our deepest gratitude and for those who need it—treatment that will give them back their lives.
A star-studded lineup of local musicians shared a stage on the Westbank to raise money for Charmaine Neville. She's been fighting a debilitating brain condition, known as CADASIL Syndrome, which has taken a physical and financial toll on the singer. See how Charmaine’s treatment with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy has helped her get her life back
A True Story ( 9 Min ) : A Short Film exploring the application of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on wounded war fighters suffering from blast induced Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) during combat operations in Iraq/Afghanistan. LtCol Al Burghard, USMC, retired, shares his story for the advancement of Dr. Harch's hyperbaric medicine research.
Post Concussion Syndrome Treated Two Years later with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
A Mother-to-Mother Letter
By Eileen Geller RN
Hi, I'm Eileen Geller, a Seattle-RN and mom of Nate, who is now 13 years old. I understand you have some questions about the potential use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for your nephews, one of whom has lost his eyesight. I am most happy to speak to you or to your sister or one of your other family members about Nate's experience. Perhaps it might also be helpful for me to provide a brief written overview of Nate's experience so you can pass this on in advance of a phone call. At 10 years old Nate received a brain injury playing lacrosse. He had some pretty severe after-effects, including physical debility, pain, balance, hearing, and cognitive function loss. The most severe problem involved vision. Nate's entire peripheral vision was knocked out by the injury—he had only an inch in front if each eye with mostly clear sight, the rest of his vision was totally opaque and spinning constantly. They determined the hit had knocked out his brain's ability to determine visual vergence, among other problems. For a year and a half we went to a slew of doctors, neurologists, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other specialists. Eventually we went to a physician my ophthalmologist neighbor and friend called "the god of eye doctors." This fellow actually told Nate to his face that his vision would "never ever improve."