After The Impact Fund for Veterans and Legends Introduces First of Its Kind Comprehensive Family Impact Forum

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“After The Impact Fund’s Family Impact Forum is a Godsend. Family members of retired players and military veterans finally have a safe place to seek resources and support.” says Samantha Pyle-Buono, daughter of former Chicago Bear, Mike Pyle, who was diagnosed post mortem with Chronic Traumatic Ence

After The Impact Fund (ATIF) celebrates a successful first year facilitating custom treatment plans and resources for over 190 Veterans and Athletes with traumatic injuries, while providing critical support to their families. Under the leadership of Board Members, Coach Mike Ditka, Brigadier General (US Army ret.) Rich Gross, Green Beret Art Pue, 15 year NFL Veteran Matt Birk and Coach Dan Reeves, the announcement of the Family Impact Forum is a game changer, not only according to ATIF, but according to the families themselves.

The Family Impact Forum, is a private, password protected, online forum for family members of the communities ATIF serves, namely military veterans and professional athletes, specifically to date, NFL, NHL, Jockeys, Rugby, Combat Sports and Extreme Sports professionals with traumatic injuries. To protect the integrity and privacy of the participants, a short application is required before access is granted. Upon entry to the site, family members will find forum topics and listings from general wellness and medical information, to vetted medical partners and service providers, to relevant articles and news stories, to detailed benefits and resources offered specifically to each community. Members then have group discussion forums, in general, as well as community specific, for the purposes of peer support. A Men’s Private Forum will be announced in the coming months.

“After The Impact Fund’s Family Impact Forum is a Godsend. Family members of retired players and military veterans finally have a safe place to seek resources and support.” says Samantha Pyle-Buono, daughter of former Chicago Bear, Mike Pyle, who was diagnosed post mortem with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a disease now synonymous with pro football, other contact sports and the Military. “To date, there is no other place where family members seeking help can find all of the…

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