Michelle Obama to headline event at VCU highlighting veteran medical care
First Lady Michelle Obama will appear at two events in Richmond next Wednesday. Mrs. Obama will headline a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in the afternoon and then speak at an event at VCU Medical Center.
According to the White House, The First Lady will announce a major committment by the country’s top medical colleges and universities to help create a specialized medical care for U.S. Military Members returning from service.
Among the specialty areas of focus, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
VCU is recognized as a national leader in TBI research and is considered to be a strong partner with the local VA hospital. Mrs. Obama will also conduct a private tour of the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center’s Polytrauma Unit to visit wounded warriors and veterans receiving in-patient treatment.
Following the event at VCU, the First Lady will travel to Charlottesville for another fundraiser for the DNC.
This visit from the First Lady once again indicates the White House’s focus on Virginia ahead of the 2012 election. President Obama has made several trips to Virginia including three separate visits to the Richmond metro area, since he became president.
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