Two traumatic experiences Taniki Richard endured as a U.S. Marine followed her home from Iraq. Despite receiving help to cope with her post-traumatic stress, she still felt alone. Her memory started to fade. She couldn't run without getting chest pains. She couldn't sleep and was afraid to leave her house. She credits the help she received at a WWP event with changing her life and that of her family.
Today, Taniki spends most of her time helping other female warriors find their path toward recovery. "If I can be a part of an organization that helps people heal and find peace, then the end of my service is not the end," she said. "I'm just serving in a new way now."