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As a culture that respects and cares about our armed forces, we often leave them with a complex spectrum of known and unknown injuries when exiting the service and returning to civilian life. And it is well known that veterans suffer from one of the highest rates of suicide due to such injuries. PTSD, depression, anxiety, and a host of other mental health disorders cause these tragic losses. However, in many cases, underlying physical health problems are causing or supplementing these mental health cases. As a result, many veterans live with this comorbidity daily and find adjusting to normal life extremely difficult. For many, returning to the quality of life they had before the service seems nearly impossible. However, we must accept that we have the power and duty to improve those veterans’ quality of life greatly. Stem Cells have created a new avenue of full-spectrum regenerative intervention in which veterans can receive the treatment they need to significantly increase their quality of life or save it.
While revolutionary in the health and well-being of injured persons, Stem Cell rehabilitation is an expensive endeavor. The Warrior Refit Foundation seeks to curb this by providing the funds veterans need to get the help they deserve. This is the vision of the founder of the Warrior Refit Foundation, Nick Seedsman. After leaving the military, Nick was significantly disabled and it had detrimentally affected his life and overall happiness. He made the financial commitment to undergo comprehensive Stem Cell treatment which resulted in significant progress in his rehabilitation. He now enjoys a better quality of life and general health than he has been since his diagnosis or initial injuries.
With his life-changing experience, Nick sought to make this treatment available to veterans in need. Currently, the Warrior Refit Foundation is making its own charitable contribution and working with other foundations in America to provide such financial support to those in need. The foundation plans to expand with international foundations and charities to provide solutions to more veterans utilizing this regenerative medicine.
Generally speaking, whilst the US is expanding its research and procedures further into Stem Cells, Latin America is at the forefront of Stem Cell research and advanced procedures across the globe. Not only is the foundation providing funds for this medical treatment in the US, but they are also providing an international service that is revolutionary in rehabilitation pertinent to complex conditions which can not be provided presently in the US.
Former SAS | Founder & President
Former Staff Sergeant | Co-Director
Former Army Ranger | Board Member
- Founder & CEO Valiente Philanthropic Strategies
- Former CEO, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY)
- Former COO, Crystal Stairs
Javier La Fianza is founder and CEO of Valiente Philanthropic Strategies, a consulting firm creating greater philanthropic impacts for high-net-worth individuals, nonprofit organizations, corporations, and foundations. Mr. La Fianza brings the strategic experience, skills and relationships honed over a three-decade career in philanthropy. This includes twenty years as CEO or COO, successfully leading organizations experiencing rapid growth or in turnaround situations; circumstances where innovative and collaborative leadership are essential.
Mr. La Fianza views philanthropy through an entrepreneurial lens, advising clients to make informed, yet bold philanthropic investment decisions. This strategy creates long-term, mutually beneficial relationships, enhancing the brands and outcomes for both donors and recipients. Philanthropic investments should be as meaningful, thoughtful, and impactful as any other investment. And when done correctly ensures success for all parties involved.
Mr. La Fianza has extensive international experience, especially developing programs in Canada, China, Ireland, Iraq, Mexico, the Philippines, South Korea, Turkey and Uganda.
Mr. La Fianza authored a leadership column for several years for the Pacific Coast Business times, focusing on leadership, innovation, and team development. He is writing a book on innovative philanthropy and philanthropists.
Clients include The Jensen Project, Ross Initiative on Sports Equity, GoBundance, Warrior Refit Foundation, DreamCatchers and American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), along with other confidential engagements.
Mr. La Fianza has served on numerous local, state, and national Boards and enjoys traveling with his wife, Anne.