“I wanted to do something outside the house, and hiking and talking with other veterans seemed like an easy way to do more,” said Army veteran Marco Morales. “This event has motivated me to be more active.”
“I was proud to be the warrior leader for this hiking group,” Marco said. “Everybody really enjoyed the natural beauty of our area. Getting more involved with the warrior community has definitely helped me with my recovery.”
Activities like hiking and socializing with other veterans can help injured warriors cope with stress and emotional concerns. In a WWP survey (https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/survey) of the injured warriors it serves, more than half of survey respondents (51.6 percent) expressed they talk with fellow veterans to address their mental health issues, and 30.3 percent indicated physical activity helps.
“Wounded Warrior Project is a ready resource for the activities I need,” Marco said, “and I try to spread the word to other veterans, as well.”
WWP has been connecting, serving, and empowering wounded warriors for 15 years. To learn more, visit http://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org.
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