Jaimes Thorpe via Crowdrise
September 11, 2010
BENEFITING: HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS
From the website: Established in 2006, Hope For The Warriors™ upholds a legacy of care for the wounded which began in October of 2004 when the reality of sacrifices given in the line of duty took a personal hold on co-founders and friends, Robin Kelleher and Shannon Maxwell. It was at this time that Shannon's husband, LtCol Tim Maxwell, was severely wounded in Iraq after shrapnel from a mortar attack left him with a traumatic brain injury. Strengthened by the support of friends and family and an unwavering determination throughout recovery, a mission of advocacy began on behalf of Wounded Warriors and their families, whose network of support may not be sufficient or accessible as warranted by their injuries.
Time and experience have demonstrated that the Wounded Warriors, their spouses and children, posses an inner strength that allows them to carry themselves with pride and dignity despite the toll physical and emotional wounds afflict. Yet, despite a heroic outlook, physical and emotional wounds create unanticipated short and long-term needs for the service member and their families. These realizations became the core of Hope For The Warriors™' impassioned drive to build hope beyond recovery.
Today, our mission is a promise that the sacrifices of the wounded across military service branches and throughout the nation will not be forgotten, nor their needs unmet. Our many have been implemented to fulfill this promise. As you read on, we invite and encourage you to join us in our mission of support.