Light Up To Live Foundation is proud to join forces and support the life-saving work of VETS, Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions, Inc. Since 2023, the foundation has provided tens of thousands of dollars to help the scientifically backed therapies available via VETS. Founded by retired U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Capone and his wife, Amber, the organization is on a mission to end the Veteran suicide epidemic. Since 2019, the non-profit has provided resources, research, and advocacy for U.S. military Veterans seeking medically supervised, psychedelic-assisted therapies for traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, and other health conditions.

Light Up To Live is shedding light on this innovative treatment and opportunities by funding more Veterans to receive this new therapeutic option. Since VETS started, they have provided grants for over a thousand U.S. Veterans to receive psychedelic-assisted therapy treatment outside the U.S., as well as preparation and integration coaching. VETS believes this therapy can lay a foundation for further healing that enables continued progress across various therapeutic modalities.

Marcos knows first-hand how life-changing this therapy can be. “After so many failed treatments, I felt that I had nothing to lose at that point. When my treatment was a complete success, I knew we had to pay this forward to other combat veterans,” he shared. When Marcos was medically retired after 13 years and multiple combat deployments, he and his wife, Amber, thought life would return to normal. However, they discovered the real struggles were beginning. Marcus began experiencing a multitude of challenges, including depression, isolation, cognitive impairment, excessive alcohol use, headaches, insomnia, and impulsivity.

Marcus was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress (PTS). While he had tried various treatments, nothing was working as they had hoped. Amber felt there was more to be discovered after learning about the effects of blast waves concussive and sub-concussive brain injuries, combined with his prior years of contact sports. Marcos was with the invisible wounds of traumatic brain injury (TBI), a condition that has significant overlap with PTSD and is often not correctly diagnosed. It wasn’t until she learned of this unique treatment option and Marcus went through the program that they found change, hope, healing, and the calling to help others, too.

Through our foundation, VETS offers Healing Grants and provides funding, coaching, and additional resources for Veterans seeking treatment with psychedelic-assisted therapies.

VETS supports scientific research into the benefits and risks of these unique therapies for treating TBI, PTSD, addiction, and other conditions affecting veterans.

VETS works to reduce the stigmas associated with mental health and psychedelic therapies and ensures that Veterans have access to the most effective healthcare options.

Help Light Up To Live Foundation helps Veterans needing life-changing therapeutic options. Join forces & give today.


Registration for the 7th Annual Light Up To Live Clay Shoot on October 16, 2024, will open soon. We look forward to another amazing day of clay shooting, games, catered lunch and prizes at Elm Fork Shooting Sports. To sign up for registration alerts or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, fill out the form below. Thank you for supporting our Veterans.

Ready to tee up for another great fundraising event to support our military men and women? We’re already practicing for our 8th Annual Golf Tournament at Cowboys Golf Club on October 17, 2024. Sign up for registration alerts or to learn about Light Up to Live sponsorships.


Light Up To Live Foundation provides polychromatic light therapy systems and highly trained service dogs to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Veterans living with the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress, TBI, pain, and depression. The Dallas-based 501(c)(3) charity connects and supports like-minded organizations that benefit this community.


  • Polychromatic LED Light Therapy Systems purchased and donated to partner charities that provide physical and emotional therapy to Veterans learning adaptive skills.
  • Polychromatic LED Light Therapy Systems donated to and for personal use by Veterans to utilize systems away from their physical therapy center, including home or work.
  • Funding of Service Dogs trained specifically for Veterans with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury to enhance their daily adaptive living needs. This includes 24 months of training, canine food, and veterinary care.
  • Supports partner charities that provide innovative, scientifically backed medical therapies, such as physician-assisted psychedelic compound treatment including iboga/ibogaine, ketamine, psilocybin, MDMA, 5-MeO-DMT, and ayahuasca. For questions or details, visit Veterans Exploring Treatment Solutions (VETS).


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