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Our Veterans Support Services Success Stories

 LCpl Caden James Gossard, U.S. Marine Corps (ret.)

caden“Freedom Station has been a huge blessing to my wife and I. We have loved the spirit here and the comfort of family that surrounds us. When my wife or I am in hardship, Freedom Station, the staff, and its donors have been there to help us out! I’m so grateful and humbled to be around such loving people!"

LCpl Caden James Gossard, U.S. Marine Corps (ret.)

 

 

 

 

 


LCpl Blake Brown, U.S. Marine Corps

Blake“On May 8, 2016, I lost my left leg below the knee and shattered my right leg below the knee. It has been a long year, but the Warrior Foundation played a large part in helping me get moving in the right direction to go back to the operating forces. For quite some time, I was wearing mismatched shoes and boots that I had borrowed from friends, in order to meet the requirement of being in uniform. As I'm sure you can imagine, the different heel heights from mismatched boots was very hard on my back and hips. This made it very difficult to properly train and get myself back in shape running, hiking with my gear, and completing my fitness tests. With the help of Dian Self and the Warrior Foundation, I was able to obtain boots that fit each foot properly. This cut down on the blisters I was getting, as well as the back and hip problems, and helped me get back out moving and grooving again the way I need to in order to go back to full duty. I can't thank you all enough for the caring support you have shown to all of us.”

LCpl Blake Brown, U.S. Marine Corps

 

 


AEAN Steven J. Davis, U.S. Navy (ret.)

steven“I just wanted to say from the bottom of my heart, thank you for giving me the opportunity to play at the NWBA Division 1 National tournament in Louisville. To be able to play on the biggest stage in the United States for wheelchair basketball was such an honor and experience, and I wouldn't have been able to accomplish what I did without your organization. With your help in travel and hotel costs I was not only able to make it to the national tournament, but I was able to budget and make it to the final two tournaments of the year as well. The money I would have spent on nationals would have taken away from competing in the Las Vegas and San Diego tournament. My family and I appreciate you taking us under your wing, bringing us into your family and helping us. I would proudly wear your foundations patch any day.”

AEAN Steven J. Davis, U.S. Navy (ret.)

 

 

 

 


Staff Sergeant Javier Rodriguez, U.S. Navy, (ret.)

javi“The Warrior Foundation was always present supporting the team when I used to play with the San Diego Wolfpack. As I moved away and started my new journey, I joined the Orlando Magic Wheels. Last year, after the end of last season, I needed to adjust my basketball chair. I talked to Junior and he made it happen with the Warrior Foundation. Within weeks, I had my new basketball chair ready for the Invictus Games 2016 in Orlando Florida, and this NWBA season. The team was in a great position to be invited to Nationals. As our staff, teammates and volunteers worked to raise funds to go to Nationals, I decided to once again to reach out to Junior and the Warrior Foundation to see if they could sponsor me personally for Nationals. Once again, they came through! 

Because of the support provided by Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station, I can play one of my favorite sports, which is an important outlet in my life. I was also able to train and teach my fellow teammates and countless athletes throughout camps in wheelchair basketball. The Orlando Magic Wheels walked in ranked #5 and finished 4th in the 2017 National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. Thank you Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station for always supporting us warriors!
 
Staff Sergeant Javier Rodriguez, U.S. Navy, (ret.)

 

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