It’s evident just by my husband’s own experience utilizing some of the Wounded Warrior Project resources and the many stories such as the one below , how instrumental this organization is in helping Wounded Warriors.
I recently asked Army Wife Kristle Helmuth to share her story of how the “Wounded Warrior Project” has helped her husband deal with some obstacles he was facing after serving in a combat zone.
In 2009 when my husband was medically retired from the Army, he thought that was the end, he spent a period of time on the couch in a deep depression, he never left the house, was not very involved with our family, and lost all contact with his military friends.
He was headed downhill fast. Almost a year later while browsing the internet, I came across the Wounded Warrior Project. I had heard of them before but didn’t think my husband qualified because all I had ever heard of about them was the things they did for the guys at Walter Reed. After reading more we found this wasn’t the case.
My husband registered online, and began to receive their emails. In one of the emails was a summary of the TRACK program. Something about it sparked my husband’s interest and immediately he applied. A few short months later we were moving across the country for him to attend the year- long program. The TRACK program helped him navigate his benefits, and set out on a new career path. He also got a lot of opportunities to meet people in the community, as well as other warriors who would become his new battle buddies. Upon completion of the TRACK program, my husband, the man doctors told would never be able to go back to school completed the year with a 4.0 GPA.
The Wounded Warrior Project’s involvement didn’t stop there, they are still very much a part of our life by including us on events that occur in the area, to random calls just to check on him. as well as many other programs that help aid in the recovery process. My husband feels like he is part of something again and I believe that to be one of the most important pieces of his recovery, without that engagement piece I truly believe that everything else would be in vain.
As I have shared with you monthly Brawny is helping to contribute to the Wounded Warrior Project by donating a direct donation of $250K to them and in addition for every thank you posted on their FB wall they will donate $1 for a total of up to $500,000 in donations.
I am so happy to update you and say that Brawny is almost at the $500k goal. I hope you will all just take a moment to make a service member feel special.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in a series of post I am participating in with Brawny.
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