In 2005 Army Brigadier General Patt Maney was severely disabled by the blast of improvised explosive device (IED) near Kabul, Afghanistan. His wife Caroline recalled, "He became a 56 year-old 6 year-old, and I had to learn how to deal with him and to help him. I was his full-time caregiver…."
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy provided an unexpected pathway to recovery that enabled Maney to return to the bench as federal judge in Florida where he became a powerful advocate for combat veterans. His contributions included establishing a special court program for combat veterans whose disabilities from military service were related to their criminal actions as well as being a key advocate for Florida's recently passed law providing Hyperbaric Therapy for combat veterans. "I learned firsthand how injuries can burden a veteran and their transition," said Maney.
DAV recently recognized Maney as the Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the Year. Read more about Judge Maney in DAV Magazine HERE.