Military Wife Helps Strengthen Family Foundation for Veteran Community After Husband’s Traumatic Brain Injury

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Military Wife Helps Strengthen Family Foundation for Veteran Community After Husband’s Traumatic Brain Injury

Lisa Colella participating in the "Silent Ranks No More" campaign, representing intimate partner violence at Camp Lejeune.

Lisa Colella participating in the "Silent Ranks No More" campaign, representing intimate partner violence at Camp Lejeune.

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Military wife Lisa Colella helps strengthen #veteran families' foundation after husband's TBI: http://bit.ly/2hhbzFN #DailyPointofLight
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 9:55am

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Lisa Colella is the president and founder of Healing Household 6, an organization dedicated to connecting caregivers of U.S. veterans with essential support as families face transitioning from active duty to the civilian world. When Lisa’s husband was forced into a medical retirement after he suffered a brain injury during deployment, the mother of two was forced to confront some issues that threatened to break up her family. Realizing there were others like her in the veteran community who needed critical resources, Lisa, now based in Charleston, South Carolina, started a Facebook group for families of veterans in an effort to strengthen the family foundation through support, and that initial network bloomed into what is now HH6.

We spoke with Lisa to learn more about her work through Healing Household 6, and how she is making a difference in community by advocating for veterans and their caregivers.

Read the full story on the Points of Light blog.

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