'Walking Point for PTSD & TBI'

$33,416 of $50k goal

Raised by 105 people in 32 months
Chuck Liz Rotenberry   HAMPTON, VA
Our Mission is to raise Awareness for PTSD & TBI, with the ability to provide Veterans and Caregivers with resourses and avenues to alternative care such as Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Yoga, Innovative and interactive peer group support.

PTSD & TBI each separately have such severe symptoms, but the two combined create "the perfect storm". We want to make it known to the Government and to our FDA how important it is to get these treatments approved and made mandatory for all our Military returning home with these injuries, who have just simply served our country so bravely. There is an immediate need for HBOT, in 2015 an estimated 22 members of our Military took their life each day...this is even just 1 too many who could have been saved.

Any and all funds raised will go towards offering the HBOT treatments to other Active Duty Military members and to our Veterans, in conjunction with continued Awareness. 'Walking Point for PTSD & TBI, Inc' is a 501 (c)(3) account through Navy Federal Credit Union if anyone prefers to make a donation to the Non-Profit account directly. The goal point was increased on this page as it is a requirement to enter an amount, there is no magic number when it comes to the proper care our Military deserve, so please continue to help in any way.


We can make the necessary changes, after-all our Warriors deserve the best...please continue to 'Share', 'Like' and offer your support and compassion to our United States Military.


Thank you and Semper Fidelis , The Rotenberry Family



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(October 2013)
Gunnery Sergeant Rotenberry has served his country proudly for 13 years as an Active Duty Marine and now continues as a Reservist allowing him to have his family time and Marine Corps time....unfortunately due to an injury sustained 2+ years ago while deployed in Afghanistan. He suffers from PTSD and TBI which at times can be debilitating.

It is that family time that he hopes to gain back with his 4 children; to be the Father that he once was without all the stipulations and symptoms that come with PTSD and TBI.

It is our goal to get GySgt Rotenberry to New Orleans for 8 weeks of treatment with the one Doctor who has proven technology to help our Veterans recover from the brain damage that they sustain while fighting for our freedom. Dr. Paul Harch, with Harch Hyperbaric Therapy will provide Gunny with the necessary oxygen treatments to heal his invisible wounds. The brain is the most important part of the body, controlling all parts, our daily functions, emotions, and both conscious/subconscious actions...that is why it is imperative to heal the damaged areas of the brain that keep Gunny from enjoying his time with his family and living a normal life.

We hope to bring awareness not just talk but action, giving our Veterans the treatments they so deserve. Help us to lead the way and provide courage...it is not their fault, it is a wound that can be treated and Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments are an option, providing a solution to PTSD and TBI symptoms.

We greatly appreciate any amount which will go towards Gunnery Sergeant Rotenberry's treatments and cost of living for this out of state time period (lodging and food). He will be away from family the entire time as he will need to focus on healing and rest. It would be great not to have Gunny or his family stress over the process and cost. Our goal is the $20,000 that we estimate for Chuck to get his treatments and anything either not used or raised over the $20k will be saved and donated to our awareness campaign and the Veterans that could also benefit from these treatments. We thank you so much for taking the time to read this and hope that you can if at the minimum make conversation about this issue and the treatments that could possibly help someone you too know and love.


Thank you,



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Update 52
1 month ago
Great News! We have just ordered new 'Walking Point for PTSD & TBI, Inc' shirts and koozies....the 5k shirts went so fast we thought we would order more, but with the focus on just the non-profit logo for this round.

We have Mens and Womens Short Sleeve Shirts, Unisex Short Sleeve and Long Sleeve Moisture Wicking Shirts! Prices range from $25 - $35, Please let us know via this page or on our FB page if you are interested in purchasing one, proceeds will benefit getting another Veteran the opportunity for alternative care for their invisible wounds.

Thank you for your support and I will be posting a picture of the shirts and koozies once we receive them in hand!
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Update 51
1 month ago
Our last update came a few months ago and so we would like to share with you that we have successfully raised close to $18,000 from our "Hearts for Heroes 5k" this past February!!! It could not have been done without the support and love from all of our Friends and Family and Military Supporters; especially with the biggest support from our Top Sponsor, Horizon Services and Horizon Helps.

Recently, with the help of 'Chambers for Hope' we have been linked to an HBOT Clinic in Pennsylvania, 'Oxygen Oasis', in which we are supporting the financial opportunity for a Veteran to receive HBOT!! We are also hoping to soon extend the funds necessary to help other Veterans in the DC area receive the very beneficial HBOT Treatments!

Thank you to all who have been so supportive and we are truly looking forward to planning more events and another "Hearts for Heroes 5k" in 2017! Please continue to share our efforts and help raise awareness for those suffering in silence.

Thank you, Walking Point for PTSD & TBI, Inc
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Update 50
7 months ago
To date Walking Point for PTSD & TBI, Inc. has funded 4 Veterans to receive the life-changing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Each of these 4 Veterans (Chuck included) have experienced tremendous relief from the unrelenting symptoms of PTSD & TBI. These Veterans are now beginning to reintegrate back into their families and loved ones.

Help us bring back Our Nations' Heroes... mind and spirit.
On our way to speak to Veterans and Caregivers
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Update 49
25 months ago
Chuck is at it again!!! Just after they completed the 40th HBOT treatment Chuck and Telesia, were interviewed by Meg Farris of WWLTV New Orleans, La.
Check out Chuck's 'Chewbacca' look. HAHAHA!!

http://www.wwltv.com/news/Free-treatment-offered-for-vets-with-brain-injuries-262975031.html
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Telesia Sobol
31 months ago

Thank you for everything you're doing to help not only myself and my family, but giving other Veteran's a voice as well!!! We are so very grateful!!! I'm currently in New Orleans waiting to receive my last brain MRI before I start my HBOT treatments!!! I could not be on this journey without y'all!!!

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Brittany Pinson
32 months ago

I wish i could donate so bad i am only 14 tho and my mom dont have the money too but i will beg my Grandpa he is a Air force vet and then i will beg Uncle Chuck he will be easy to beg cause he is also a army vet and he falls for the puppy dog face all the time

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$33,416 of $50k goal

Raised by 105 people in 32 months
Created November 13, 2013
Chuck Liz Rotenberry  
  Charity   HAMPTON, VA
RS
$50
Rachel Smitheman
1 month ago
GB
$35
Glenn Beine
4 months ago
JD
$50
Jaime Dadd
5 months ago

So proud of you Liz and happy for your whole family!

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$150
Nicole & Adam Hardt
5 months ago
$500
Anonymous
5 months ago
DN
$25
Dan North
5 months ago

Currently serving in Afghanistan, missed the deadline for the virtual 5K sign up, will run it anyway this weekend!

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RC
$40
ROBIN CHIRDON
5 months ago
$25
Kevin Donahue
5 months ago
$25
Anand Singh
5 months ago
NK
$25
Nalani Keltz
6 months ago
Telesia Sobol
31 months ago

Thank you for everything you're doing to help not only myself and my family, but giving other Veteran's a voice as well!!! We are so very grateful!!! I'm currently in New Orleans waiting to receive my last brain MRI before I start my HBOT treatments!!! I could not be on this journey without y'all!!!

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Brittany Pinson
32 months ago

I wish i could donate so bad i am only 14 tho and my mom dont have the money too but i will beg my Grandpa he is a Air force vet and then i will beg Uncle Chuck he will be easy to beg cause he is also a army vet and he falls for the puppy dog face all the time

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