Second Annual David R. Metcalf Golf Classic
Monday, September 12, 2022
White Eagle Golf Club
3400 Club Drive, Naperville IL 60564
Celebrating the life and work of U.S. Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade David R. Metcalf
to advance brain health care for the well-being of our military and their families.
All proceeds benefit David R. Metcalf Invisible Wounds Foundation
to address the impact of brain injury through early detection, innovative assessment and improved care solutions for active-duty military personnel, Veterans and their families.
On January 2, 2019, I lost my husband, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) David R. Metcalf, to suicide. He was a wonderful, devoted husband and father, who always put his family, teammates and community before himself. Dave was humble and generous. It wasn’t uncommon for him to lend an ear to his teammates, or even buy groceries or pick up a dinner tab for complete strangers. He was always willing to help.
Before Dave passed away, he wrote me a letter that outlined all of the signs of trauma and the personal struggle he was experiencing that others could not see. He discussed in detail symptoms that align with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Upon sharing his message with his closest teammates, I was surprised to learn that they all understood his feelings and had similar experiences. It was at that point that I decided to make it my mission to help others facing the same afflictions.
I hope to see you at the Second Annual David R. Metcalf Golf Classic at White Eagle Golf Club on Monday, September 12. Our goal is to raise awareness and funds to address the impact of brain injury through David’s story with the hope it can help support the well-being of Veterans, active-duty military personnel and their loved ones.
God Bless America,
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