After returning home from service, the transition from military to civilian life can be a challenge for any soldier or military service member. But for those injured on the battlefield or in the line of duty, the uphill struggle can be far greater. Traumatic brain injuries, PTSD, depression, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic limb damage are some of the more common problems faced by our returning soldiers. Our Veterans’ hospitals do a good job of helping these soldiers to mend, but the road to recovery doesn’t stop when medical treatment ends.
Wheelchair-bound military veterans or those with disabilities talk about a new-found excitement and feeling of freedom the first time they take a trike out for a ride. Under hand or leg power, they can travel on roads and trails for miles…all under their own power. Their fitness and mood improve, their stamina increases, and their zest for life rebounds. All are major milestones on the road to recovery.
Your donation to the Children and Adult Mobility Project (C.A.M.P.) can make all the difference in the life of a military veteran.