August 12, 2008
Charleston Daily Mail
Staff Reporter

For almost four years, Air Force veteran Troy Whitaker has struggled with simple things.

Whitaker was diagnosed with PTSD after spending seven months in Iraq in 2004 working security duty for convoys.

Last year, he was also diagnosed with a brain injury after struggling with memory loss, attention and concentration issues, ringing in the ears, headaches and a lack of sleep.

Recently, he started working on the Brain Fitness Program, a computer-based initiative designed to improve memory and cognitive functioning.

The program was developed by Posit Science to help the brain process information.

Easter Seals began a nationwide pilot program in January with grants to help returning veterans who suffered brain injuries while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.