Dr. Edward Teller was a Hungarian-born American nuclear physicist who was instrumental in the production of the first atomic bomb and the world’s first thermonuclear weapon, the hydrogen bomb. He is also known for his extraordinary contributions to nuclear and molecular physics, surface physics and spectroscopy (particularly the Jahn–Teller and Renner–Teller effects)
“It would seem plausible that if in our hospitals severe surgery would be followed by the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen, healing would be accelerated by 30%. This alone would result in the saving of billions of dollars, not to even mention the reduction in human suffering. It is not entirely impossible, that, perhaps sometime in the next decade, professors of medicine will have difficulty in International Hyperbaric Medical Association Foundationexplaining why the treatment with (hyperbaric) oxygen was not widely adopted much earlier. ” - Dr. Teller, E. (circa 1999)
Ben Richards is a former Army officer and combat-disabled veteran. While commanding an Armored Cavalry Troop in Iraq in 2007, Ben survived an attack by a suicide bomber driving a sedan laden with hundreds of pounds of explosives that destroyed his 22-ton armored vehicle. A few weeks later he suffered a second Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) from the blast of a road-side Improvised Explosive Device (IED). He was subsequently medically retired from the Army as a result of his “invisible wounds.”
After five years of traditional “standard model of care” treatment for TBI and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that did little to improve his condition or functionality, SFTT helped to provide Ben with a series of safe, effective medical treatments, including Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Low-Level Light Therapy, Neurofeedback, and autologous mesenchymal stem cell therapy, that have helped him get much of his life back
As an NFL Hall-of-Fame quarterback and Super Bowl MVP, Joe Namath had it all. His exceptional performance on the field and natural charisma turned him into a pop culture icon known as “Broadway Joe.”
But Joe didn’t emerge from his football career unscathed. He suffered at least five concussions—the “lights out, smelling salts” kind, Joe said on the June 24, 2019, Howard Stern radio show.
He didn’t really think much about it until the 2000s at his football camp when he saw how gridiron head injuries were affecting one of his former teammates. “I saw a teammate of mine deteriorating over a period of four years,” Joe says. “His mind, he was losing it, he’d forget things. It scared him.”
At the football camp the following year, the teammate was even worse. It was a wake-up call for Joe. “It dawned on me, I said I need to find out about myself. It behooves me, Joe, to find out about myself. And it behooves me to do it for my children.”
Following a brain injury from a scuba diving accident in 1991, Dan L. Greathouse was misdiagnosed by numerous doctors, psychiatrists, and mental health specialists. After being drugged, jailed, and institutionalized, his family rescued him from the brink of suicide by for historically significant brain injury repair through the use of HBOT.
Twenty-two years later, he has successfully retired from his first career of public school service in New Mexico and works in Texas as an educational diagnostician. He continues to compose and perform music. He has co-authored numerous educational research articles and presented in conferences. He lives in New Mexico.
Dan’s father, Jack Greathouse, researched delayed treatments for decompression illness. He found supporting evidence for a therapy, HBOT, that Dr. Harch had successfully applied to another diver. The day that Betty Greathouse, Dan’s mother, checked him out of the New Mexico mental hospital, he was plotting his suicide; however, Jack and Betty had already arranged for Dr. Harch to treat Dan. The treatments were quite successful, and some of the quantitative data, including Dan’s SPECT brain images, are included in The Oxygen Revolution by Dr. Paul G. Harch and Virginia McCullough.
Betty Jo Greathouse was born Nov. 21, 1932 in a small farm house west of Floyd to the home of Elizabeth and Tullos Toliver, and died at her home in Portales on June 29, 2017. Betty attended the Causey High School where she participated in acting, and music, as well as helping on the annual staff, and the school newspaper. She also played softball and volleyball, sang and studied piano and violin. She graduated from high school at Melrose in 1950.
On April 12, 1953, in Floyd, she was married to Jack Greathouse. They had two sons, Ross and Dan. Betty went on to attend Eastern New Mexico University, and graduated with a degree in science and education on Aug. 3, 1973. She worked as an educational aide in the Portales Schools during the 1976-77 school year. In the fall of 1977, she became a fifth grade teacher at James Elementary School. She retired from Valencia Elementary School during the 1993/94 school year.
James K. Wright, MD Colonel USAF, (ret.)
Dr. Wright graduated from the University of Chicago and the University of Chicago Medical School. He completed medical fellowships at Harvard Medical School and in Hyperbaric Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base, Texas. He is board certified in Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. He spent 28 years in the Air Force and directed hyperbaric clinical research at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine for four years before moving to the 720th Special Tactics Group, Air Force Special Operations Command. Since retiring from the Air Force in 2010 Dr. Wright has devoted his volunteer efforts to the NBIRR project. He is the author or co-author of 32 publications of which twelve deal with hyperbaric oxygen. He is currently the lead investigator and Study Director of the observational Clinical Trial of the National Brain Injury Rescue and Rehabilitation (NBIRR) study of Hyperbaric Oxygen for the International Hyperbaric Medical Foundation..