Captain Juan Guerrero, USA (Ret.)  applied for A Warrior’s Wish® with hopes of finally taking his wife on a long over-do honeymoon that never happened while he was on the road to recovery. A few years, a son and a baby later his dreams of a honeymoon turned into a “family-moon” and they explored the magic of Walt Disney World together. 
CPT Guerrero immigrated to the United States as a teenager and joined the United States Marine Corps. He deployed to Iraq in Operation Desert Storm as an automatic
rifleman.  Four years later he enlisted
in the Army and in 2003, he deployed to Iraq as part of the unit spearheading the
initial invasion of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In 2005, he completed
training to be an officer.  His third
deployment to Iraq was as a 1st Lt. EOD Security Escort. As a
platoon leader, his Humvee was hit by an IED on July 26, 2007. 

After being medically evacuated to Baghdad for his initial
surgeries, CPT Guerrero, USA (Ret.) was transferred to Germany, Walter Reed
Naval Hospital, Alaska, and finally to Sam Houston Military Medical Center in
San Antonio, TX.  He had spent three
years trying to salvage his leg injuries before his physicians were forced to
amputate below the knee on his right leg.
Upon his return home to the
states as a wounded warrior, he met and shortly after married his wife. Due to
the challenges of his medical complications, the two were not able to celebrate
their union with a honeymoon. CPT Guerrero, USA (Ret.)
remains an active participant in his recovery through physical therapy and
mental health treatment for PTSD and anxiety. 
Since his amputation, he has had motivation and support from his family
and rehabilitation team to participate in new sports and the Paralympic competitions in the San Antonio, TX area. 

The Guerrero family’s Warrior’s Wish® was sponsored by Team Chris, a group of loyal supporters whose mission is to honor the life of Cpl Christopher G. Scherer, USMC
To learn more about a A Warrior’s Wish® or to help make A Warrior’s Wish® come true please visit Hope For The Warriors®.

Gifting HOPE this Season

Want to give meaning to your holiday season, as well as a loved one and service member like Juan? You can, by gifting HOPE! To give the gift of HOPE in honor of someone special, visit our Gift of HOPE page.