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SSC Announces Spring Sponsorship Levels for Team SSC Jersey

March 18, 2015. Washington, DC. The Sergeant Thomas Joseph Sullivan Center proudly announces its gateway Spring sponsorship levels for the new Team Sergeant Sullivan Center Activist Jerseys. Members of Team SSC will receive activist booklets and training materials in the... Read More

Letter to VA on Robin Paul’s Elf Torture Email – A Pattern of Psychological Abuse of Veterans

March 10, 2015   The Honorable Robert McDonald Secretary of Veterans Affairs 810 Vermont Ave, NW Washington, DC 20420   Dear Bob, I write you today to express simple outrage. The recent reports of your manager’s conduct in Indianapolis are... Read More

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Our Mission

The SSC was founded in memory of Sergeant Thomas Sullivan, who died from illnesses that began after he was exposed to toxic fumes and dust in post 9/11 Iraq.

While he was sick, he was not aware that his exposures could have caused his illnesses, or even how serious they were.

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Post-Deployment Illness

One in three soldiers returns from the Middle East sick. They are sick with what is sometimes called exposure injuries, chronic multi-symptom illness, or Gulf War Syndrome, but what are all the same thing: Chronic, long-term illness as a result of deployment to the Middle East.

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How You Can Help

Funds raised have an immediate impact. They facilitate direct grants to seed new research, provide greater staff and resources for the Center's advocacy and outreach, and help the SSC to break the cycle of veterans suffering without support after they return from deployment.

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