The Story

In early 2004, thousands of people chanted as they marched the streets of Iraq to celebrate a religious holiday. Hidden amongst the revelers, however, were three suicide bombers. The destructive explosives and ammunition strapped to their bodies detonated, and the scene erupted into bloody chaos.

The U.S. Army First Cavalry Division physician and a handful of fellow medics rushed to care for the survivors amidst the hundreds of people who lay with crushed bones and torn limbs. As the only physician on the scene, he knew he alone could not treat the hundreds of casualties that were bleeding profusely. For a moment the world moved in slow motion as the young doctor looked at a sea of broken and lifeless bodies. He wondered how he would be able to treat everyone.

The 'Aha' Moment

As he assessed the carnage and treated each patient, the physician realized the importance of the medics support. One physician could not possibly treat the masses of bodies that lay on the street. Having trained the medics prior to the explosion allowed the physician to multiply himself. His teammates functioned autonomously, as they tied tourniquets to stop bleeding and established airway devices to save lives. In this life-changing moment the young physician realized how many more people were helped simply through education. Through education, he extended his medical knowledge to the medics which allowed them to help victims he could not personally treat in the religious holiday disaster on the streets of Iraq. He trained the medics to treat injuries and handle a trauma situation on their own which allowed him to reach more people who needed care only a physician could provide. By multiplying a team through education, one person can reach hundreds of people.

Pay It Forward

Dr. Sudip Bose received The Bronze Star for his meritorious service in Iraq. He served one of the longest combat deployments by a physician since World War II, and is well-known for having treated Saddam Hussein. After his deployment, Dr. Bose decided to take his unique experience as a physician and war veteran to help others, with the belief that without our health, we cannot pursue our American dream of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Dr. Bose started to not only advocate for veterans, but also educate the public on health care.

Dr. Bose saw firsthand how soldiers suffered from combat stress once they returned from war. Many soldiers came back only to fight another battle, perhaps harder than they had ever fought before...their own. Many struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and various physical injuries sustained during the course of their service to our country. Whether a veteran or civilian, preserving our health and well-being is the number one battle we must all fight if we want to live the American dream.

Dr. Bose's mission is to use his knowledge and experience to reach people around the nation through education. Our Board of Directors will allocate donated funds to veterans and their families to help them fight their battles which continue after combat. Donated funds will be used to connect injured veterans with physicians. The motivating force behind www.The is to progress education so that we can improve health care on a larger scale; to throw a stone into an ocean of people and create a ripple effect for a healthier America.

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