We have been at war for over a decade. Afghanistan. Iraq. Multiple deployments. PTSD. IEDs. mTBI. Our men and women of the armed forces have been stressed to greater degrees than any other generation of American fighting forces. Greater OPTEMPO..battles with no front lines...enemies with no uniforms...all of these things have combined to stress not only our warriors but our ability to serve them when they come home.
The Wounded Warrior Project is one of the many efforts that has stepped into that gap:
"To foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history."
The WWP can always use your help and now you have an easy way to do it.
I'm running in an event in September called the "Tough Mudder." You can go here to see the course description of the one I'm running in. Its about 12 miles long and features everything from balance beam crossings to ice-cold pits of water to a flame-lined, smoke-filled path and even the potential of electro shock! Yeah, its a bit crazy - it should be - it was designed by British Special Forces. Hopefully I make it through! Now Tough Mudder has already raised almost $3 million for WWP and I want to help add to that. If you go to this link, you'll be able to make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project...you'll be helping a great program that serves people who have fought for our freedom and safety. Thanks everybody...even if you don't make a donation...please spread the word. That helps too....and if you feel so inclined, there are still slots available for the event!