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Seeking answers for invisible wounds - Part II

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Meet Nick Avery.

An Iraqi war vet, suffering from a traumatic brain injury.

It took 10 years for the former Gunnery Sergeant to be diagnosed with this invisible wound, and he's not alone.

More often, men and women are coming back with these injuries that are going untreated.

And vets like Gunnery Sergeant Avery--88 percent, in fact--are now surviving the war.

It used to be just one in two injured came home.

But many of the survivors are now suffering a new type of injury that experts tell us the VA just isn't equipped to handle.

Newschannel 3's Lourin Sprenger took a closer look at the need for care and Avery's progress through his treatment, in part two of our special report, Invisible Wounds.