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Testimony of Daniel Murray

About:  Steve Isaacson – Dedicated Public Servant – Volunteer

This is is from Larrissa and Daniel Murray

Daniel Murray with Larrissa

I met Steve Isaacson about 2 years ago via Facebook. I was at my wits end trying to find help for my husband, a retired Veteran with the U.S Army National Guard. I knew nothing about navigating the VA disability system, and it seemed no one was willing to help us, either. I needed guidance, and that is exactly what I found in Mr.Isaacson.

I have truly never met anyone so willing to help Veterans before, and completely devote his life to Veterans and their families. Mr. Isaacson explained to me what I needed to do to get my husband the proper representation for his disability claim. He stayed with us through every question we had, until the very end. He is very knowledgeable with the VA system and how to get Veterans exactly what they deserve!

Because of the dedication and commitment I have found in Mr. Isaacson, I think of him not only as a mentor, but a friend. I have known him to work tirelessly, many hours a day, doing what he loves- helping a Veteran. For him, my husband and I are incredibly grateful. Mr. Isaacson is certainly a man who is there for the best interest of Veterans, and always will be!

Understanding PTSD

Ever since people’s responses to overwhelming experiences have been systematically explored, researchers have noted that a trauma is stored in somatic memory and expressed as changes in the biological stress response.

Intense emotions at the time of the trauma initiate the long-term conditional responses to reminders of the event, which are associated both with chronic alterations in the physiological stress response and with the amnesias and hypermnesias characteristic of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Continued physiological hyperarousal and altered stress hormone secretion affect the ongoing evaluation of sensory stimuli as well. Although memory is ordinarily an active and constructive process, in PTSD failure of declarative memory may lead to organization of the trauma on a somatosensory level (as visual images or physical sensations) that is relatively impervious to change.
The inability of people with PTSD to integrate traumatic experiences and their tendency, instead, to continuously relive the past are mirrored physiologically and hormonally in the misinterpretation of innocuous stimuli as potential threats.

Animal research suggests that intense emotional memories are processed outside of the hippo-campally mediated memory system and are difficult to extinguish. Cortical activity can inhibit the expression of these subcortically based emotional memories. The effectiveness of this inhibition depends, in part, on physiological arousal and neurohormonal activity. These formulations have implications for both the psychotherapy and the pharmacotherapy of PTSD.

Please Read More: http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/10673229409017088




Testimony of Patrick Carroll

The VA Dithered

Commander Isaacson Took Action

Written by Patrick Carroll; Edited by Ron Bartels

This is my testimony about how Commander Steve Isaacson  helped me when the VA would not.

For all those who don’t know Mr. Steve Isascson, AKA the Veteran Helper, let me fill you in.

Patrick Carroll

For the past 5 plus year I have been trying to get a veteran claim through the VA system. As of this past May 2014 I had got almost nothing completed after endless frustrating attempts. I knew I had earned my benefits so I did not give up in spite of all the bad news.

The good news was that one day in April, 2014, I came accross hearing how this man could help veterans with their claims. I contacted Mr. Steve Isaacson and told him of my claim and the trouble I was having with the VA.

He asked that I send him some imformation on my claim and he would look into it, and for me to contact him anytime I learned anything from the VA.

During the next three months I kept in contact with him with updates on what I was hearing.

Then all of a sudden I was contacted by VA and informed that I had a C&P evaluation on June 12th.

After the evaluation Mr. Steve Isaacson continued to keep in contact with me, something the VA never did.

About 10 days ago my wife went to our bank to see if my pay check from work had been deposited, the teller gave her a copy with the balance. In the words of the teller my wife turned pure white and they thought she was going to pass out.

What had happen was my claim had been approved and 5 yrs back pay had been deposited to my account.

My wife then came to my work, still looking white, saying you need to go to the bank, there’s something going on with your VA stuff.

Well to make a long story short, what the VA had made into a over 5 yr mess, Mr. Steve Isaacson had settled in 4 months.

When I called to tell Mr. Steve Isaacson, he himself was very happy to learn it was over, when I thanked him for his help he just said was, it was my Honor to serve you.  Next, he said, all I want from you is to take your wife and kids out to dinner, and not to McDonalds. He never charged me a dime!

Mr. Steve Isaacson and his actions for me have renewed my faith in the human race. He is a true Meaning of a Veterans Helper. He is an honest and upfront person. He is a perfect example of what i wish our people who are suppose to represent us in Goverment should be. He is the voice of the little man.

I hope that the people of his state elect him to represent them, its just the right thing to do. So to the people of Arkansas, when you vote for Mr. Steve Isaacson, you will get a true speaker for the people of Arkansas. You will not only get a voice for the veterans but a voice for the people, something we in this nation need more of.

Patrick Carroll