Knowing that Wishes can come true directly restores the spirit of our nation's heroes, their families, and communities that support them. Whether realizing a dream to sail, ride a bike again, or own a home adapted to specialized needs, Hope For The Warriors® honors the goals and desires of wounded service members, veterans and their families. Each Wish is granted individually to enrich the experience for the lives that have sacrificed so much.
Cpl David Shaw, USMC (Ret.) refused to be airlifted to safety after an IED reduced his convoy to rubble during his 2010 Afghanistan deployment. He sustained severe physical and mental damage – herniated discs and fractured vertebrae, causing crippling back pain, headaches, and reoccurring flashbacks.
After returning home, David was diagnosed with PTSD and a traumatic brain injury, which causes him to suffer from severe memory loss and impaired cognitive skills. David sought help for his PTSD and began weekly therapy sessions but the physical pain remained. He tried countless medications and treatments but only found relief through woodworking.
Iraq War veteran and 9/11 First Responder, Chief Petty Officer Colin Redy, USCG (Ret.) and his family will soon receive a mortgage-free home from BCB Community Bank in New Jersey through our A Warrior's Wish® Program. However, as Hope For The Warriors® inspected this new home and reviewed the needs of the family, it was clear that it required renovations to accommodate the family of six. To complete this project, Hope For The Warriors® has enlisted help from Highland Associates, Plaza Construction and Heart 9/11.
To complete this Wish, funds are needed to purchase renovation supplies. Companies, groups, and individuals are encouraged to step forward to make this new home a reality for this wounded hero and his family.