Retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell’s #1 New York Times bestseller, Lone Survivor, tells the story of his teammate’s strength and dedication to each other and to their country during ORW, a mission to gather intelligence on Taliban leadership in Afghanistan. Marcus was the only survivor of this 2005 mission. Though he was badly injured in the ambush that claimed the lives of his team, he survived until American forces rescued him six days later.
Marcus Luttrell’s Texas ranch was the center of his post-combat recovery. It was there that he learned that effective healing can require more than the standard government treatment plan of talk therapy and medication. He wanted other military families to have the opportunity to step out of their daily routines and come to a place of peace; a place where they could obtain tools for healing while being surrounded by other people who understand them. Marcus founded Lone Survivor Foundation in 2010 to provide that opportunity while honoring the warriors that gave their lives in service to our country in ORW.
Lone Survivor Foundation’s mission is to provide Veterans and their families with a path to healing from their invisible wounds.
VISION AND GOALS
Build 3 – 4 nationally recognized therapeutic program facilities to allow us to better fulfill our mission and serve our growing waiting list of service members, veterans and families in need.
Stabilize and enhance family structures and relationships through education, counseling, support, and inspiration using short-term and referral programs.
Inspire and motivate Americans to recognize and offer support, mentorship, and care for our wounded service members, veterans and their families.
HOW WE HELP
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Chronic Pain, and Traumatic Brain Injury are all “invisible” on the surface. However, these are very real conditions that are plaguing our veterans and, if not properly treated, can reduce quality of life at best and become debilitating at worst. Additionally, these injuries affect the whole family, often causing Caregiver Stress and secondary PTSD for significant others and children. Due to the complexity of these wounds, their emotional implications, and the unique needs of combat veterans, not all individuals respond to the standard government treatment plan of talk therapy and medication.
Lone Survivor Foundation understands trauma. We know what therapeutic tools work and why. It is our mission to guide veterans and their families towards a path of healing from combat trauma through a series of no-cost Post-Traumatic Growth Programs.
Program sessions that take place in a relaxing, military-friendly environment. We use therapeutic tools that focus on restoring the mind, body and spirit of combat veterans who live with symptoms of PTSD, mTBI, and chronic pain.
We include the veterans’ significant others and their children in our program to strengthen and guide the whole family unit. We use therapeutic tools focusing on relief from the symptoms of invisible wounds.
Our participants experience Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Trauma-Informed Yoga, Group Educational Classes, Alpha-Stim, and more. Together we build a plan for continued recovery once they return home.
From 2010 through 2018, we have provided approximately 25,200 hours of no-cost therapeutic services to 1200 veterans and family members.
Lone Survivor Foundation is a Federal 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. We have a Four-Star Rating on Charity Navigator for Financial Health, Accountability, and Transparency as well as a Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. Our EIN number is 27-1850918 and our financial statements can be viewed online at www.lonesurvivorfoundation.org/financials.
Every wounded veteran, service member, and military family has earned the right to live free and embrace life. With your gift to Lone Survivor Foundation, you make it possible for military families to have access to no-cost trauma recovery tools and holistic guidance, filling the gap where government programs fall short.
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Your Support Makes A Difference
"For the first in 15 years, I feel like it's ok to finally live again. I owe it to this retreat! Thank you"
"I came to LSF in a very dark area of my life. I had reached out a few weeks prior to my primary resources only to be treated like I didn’t matter. I was at wit’s end. The symptoms I had been experiencing were all new, even though I had been dealing with PTSD for years. The new symptoms were more than I could handle but I hung on a few more days to reach out again for help. Thank God I was able to get relief from my symptoms through the LSF program. I felt as if I had been unstuck. I got what I needed to start moving forward again. From the bottom of my heart, thanks LSF and staff for what you do."
"I made more progress this weekend than I have made in the last 5 years of therapy."
"For the first time since my husband was shot, I truly believed he/we would be, not only ok, but great. Thank you."
"LSF has given our family a new lease on life. We have been given hope for the future, forgiven for the past, and have gained understanding. We are united as one and are now on our way to living a more fulfilled and positive life together!"
"There were things I had been experiencing since combat that I thought were only unique to me. It wasn’t until Lone Survivor Foundation that I found out that there were other veterans with the exact same things I had been experiencing. I am and will be forever grateful to Lone Survivor Foundation and its staff for everything they have done for me and for making me feel like I’m back home again."
"It has given me the quality time I needed to reconnect with my children, understand their concerns, and learn parenting skills I needed to be a better father and positive role model for them! I am forever grateful for people like you, that give back to disabled veterans reaching out for help to better their lives and the lives of their families."
"I do appreciate LSF and what you all do. I finally felt that I met people I could connect with during the retreat last year. And in my situation that is difficult to do."
"Life Changer, after this program I'm recharged and ready."
"This program saved my life, I had no other choices."
"I recommend this program to everyone, because if it worked for me, it can work for anyone."
"I was able to address a situation that has been bothering and haunting me for 9 years."
"Even after our session is over, throughout the day, things just come to you as 'ta-da moments'."
"There were many things revealed in each session. I appreciate being more connected with my wife and hearing what I can do to remain connected and communicating."
"I didn’t know what to expect, but I can sum it up easily. In the four days I was with LSF, I felt I made more breakthroughs and realizations about my disabilities than in the three years of therapy at the VA. I made friends and felt a camaraderie I haven’t felt in a long time. THIS PROGRAM WORKS and I hope it will help many other veterans like myself for years to come."