March is Women’s History Month and today we celebrate a strong woman who has become a great asset to Hope For The Warriors® and to the military families that we serve.

Denise lost her husband, a New York City firefighter, on 9/11.  She is the mother of three children and at that time, worked as a registered nurse.  As she looked for ways to heal after her loss, she discovered the benefits of yoga.  Today, she is a registered yoga instructor and the owner of Strong and Soulful Yoga.

Denise now has a mission.  She uses yoga therapy to help service members struggling with PTSD.  She does this as part of the Family Reintegration Program supported by Hope For The Warriors® and Holliswood Hospital.  Earlier this year, Denise explained how yoga therapy benefits the service member and their family.  Through her work, she conveys to service members that this is a solution to the problems they are facing, a brighter future and above all, HOPE. (Read here.)

Denise also faces her greatest tragedy head on by sharing her story with visitors to Ground Zero.  She is a docent in training at the 9/11 Tribute Center.

Thank you to Denise for your dedication to our military families.  Hope For The Warriors® could not complete our work without you!