We are Shane and Cynthia Hicks, the founders of RebootVA.org.
Early in Shane’s military career, during hand-to-hand combat training, he sustained two torn retina, a concussion, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). After four surgeries, he was unexpectedly medically separated. At the time, his spouse was unemployed, they’d just taken on a $200K mortgage at what they thought would be their duty station, and they faced the very real concern of not being able to pay their bills nor put food on the table. They had to engage with numerous Veteran’s Service Organizations and retain an attorney to fight for their benefits. They also had to learn what employment and business opportunities were available to them, as he struggled with the daily symptoms brought on by his injuries.
For the past 10 years, we’ve helped various startups and established businesses grow. The intent of RebootVA.org is to focus these efforts on Veterans and their supporting families, by surrounding them with the proper people and resources, to enable them to find employment or grow their own businesses, just like we had to do many years ago.