Wounded Warriors help veterans to cope
Last Friday we brought you the story of Pat Corcoran, a retired sargeant major and 26-year veteran and purple heart recipient. He is one of the many who served the United States through the military, and valiantly fought some of the bloodiest wars in history. Now, as they battle with the wounds of war like Corcoran did, service men and women are looking to different community organizations willing to lend a hand to those who were willing to lend their lives. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo has more on Wounded Warriors in Action, an organization that dedicates its efforts to veterans trying to get by not just physically, but mentally as well.
Wounded Warriors in Action provides opportunities for wounded purple hearts to get a peace of mind through hunting and other sporting opportunities, almost recreating the bond that only service men and women share after their experiences abroad. Tomorrow, Luis Giraldo will have University of Florida student Kayla Mead, a self declared “military brat” who may not have been to war, but has seen its effects through the wounds of her father, who after being hit by an IED started suffering from PTSD.
More Stories in Health and Science
Gainesville non-profit dedicated to sterilizing and vaccinating stray cats creates a website to help other communities take care of un-owned cats.
Infant fatalities are on the rise in Duval County, but the Department of Children and Families is strategizing how to bring awareness to parents and caretakers about unsafe sleeping practices. It has made resources and information available to the community about past child fatalities and how to prevent them.
Olivia Pitts, 3, has lived with cerebral palsy her whole life. Now, her community has pulled together to provide her with a service dog..
Jessica Grobman was born with HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus. But it was not until she learned about HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in middle school that she began to understand she was different.
Volunteer graduate students studying clinical health psychology staff the Free Therapy Night clinic at Gainesville Community Ministry. The equal access clinic focuses specifically on mental health.