A bridge interrupted the road my convoy traveled on February 19, 2007. On that bridge, a buried detonator led to the charge beneath our vehicle and the subsequent explosion and loss of human life. Unlike the enemy, the American soldier and patriot does not destroy bridges; he or she builds them. In the life I have been given, my goal is to assist warrior veterans and their families in locating the resources they need for recovery. Through compassionate assistance, hearts will be opened and healed. I’m providing a list of organizations that have been beneficial to me and my family. This is by no means an exhaustive list; it represents the kindness, generosity, and ingenuity of many thousands of Americans who support our veterans. Help is out there. We are living proof.
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