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Wounded Warriors Visit White House During Annual Soldier Ride
WASHINGTON, June 23, 2022 -- President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden welcomed 27 wounded warriors at the White House today for the annual Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Soldier Ride®. Soldier Ride is a nationally recognized adaptive cycling program that connects warriors across the country, helping to strengthen confidence as they strive toward their highest physical and mental wellness goals.
The tradition of Soldier Ride participants meeting with the commander in chief began in 2008 and has continued annually, with a brief pause during the COVID-19 pandemic. Army veteran Danielle Greene shared her story of resilience during the event, saying, "When I joined the Army, I felt I found a family I always dreamed of, but after I got hurt, I realized Wounded Warrior Project was the family I dreamed of as well. They had my back 18 years and counting, and now I'm here."Read More
Wounded Warrior Project Says Senate Passage of Toxic Exposure Bill Will 'Save the Lives of Countless Veterans'
WASHINGTON, June 16, 2022 -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) today applauded the historic U.S. Senate passage of the SFC Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act. The legislation will finally guarantee care and benefits for veterans who suffer the ill effects of their exposure to burn pits and other toxins while serving America.
"This toxic exposure bill will literally save the lives of countless veterans," Wounded Warrior Project CEO Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mike Linnington said after the Senate vote. "Thousands of veterans and supporters made their voices heard on Capitol Hill. We want to thank every U.S. Senator who supported the vital legislation. Chairman Tester and Ranking Member Moran deserve a lot of credit for working together in a bipartisan way to get this bill across the finish line. Now we're calling on the U.S. House to quickly follow suit and send this bill to President Biden for his signature."Read More
During PTSD Awareness Month, Wounded Warrior Project Reminds Veterans Mental Health Support is Available
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Barriers to care delay treatment for veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). For wounded veterans, stigma can be one of the biggest barriers they face.
According to the Annual Warrior Survey conducted by Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), nearly 1 in 5 warriors reported difficulty or delays getting or continuing professional care for their mental health. Of those warriors, 2 in 3 say they would feel embarrassed or ashamed to seek care.Read More
WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT HELPS TO RESTORE LIGHT IN LIFE OF SOLDIERS RETURNING FROM ACTIVE DUTY
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 2, 2022 -- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that is triggered by a traumatic or terrifying event – either experiencing it or witnessing it. It is estimated more than 600,000 veterans live with flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, or other symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The challenges associated with repeatedly reliving traumatic experiences can be crippling to anyone. For veterans, this can make the transition to civilian life even more daunting. Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) offers interactive programs, peer support, rehabilitative mental health workshops, access to clinical care, as well as intensive outpatient treatment through its Warrior Care Network to help veterans manage PTSD, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and combat stress.Read More
Wounded Warrior Project Participates in Major Toxic Exposure Rally in DC
WASHINGTON, May 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) took part in a major rally in Washington, DC, over Memorial Day weekend to urge passage of the Honoring Our PACT Act. This bill will provide VA benefits for veterans who get sick due to their service-related exposure to burn pits and other toxic substances.
WWP was joined at Saturday's rally by comedian and veterans' advocate Jon Stewart, representatives from several other veterans service organizations (VSOs), and motorcycle enthusiasts who were in the nation's capital for the annual Rolling to Remember ride.Read More
“There are so many wounded veterans out there who need help and support. The more people who help, the more motivated I get to be a better person.”