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Blog PTSD—YOU’RE NOT ALONE Anyone can experience symptoms of PTSD—and if you’re suffering from PTSD, it’s important for you to know: You are absolutely not alone.
Hero Marine Master Sergeant John Hayes: “My injury has taught me what is important about life.” The Home Depot Foundation is giving back to our veterans and the Semper Fi Fund has joined forces with Team Depot during this giving season. Click here to read the official rules of the giving campaign and read below to enjoy an incredible hero story. “My wife was an expert in all things Semper Fi Fund before I even gained consciousness,” says Master Sergeant John Hayes, referring to his recovery at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, in early 2011. “The Semper Fi Fund, with support from the Home Depot Foundation, has done more for me than anyone else.”
Hero Sergeant Liam D., USMC (Ret.) – “I Will Drive Again” In mid-2011, Marine Staff Sgt. Liam D was at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He was recovering from a May 22 IED blast in Afghanistan that claimed his left leg, and among the many thoughts that raced through his mind was this one: “I will drive again—and I will win.” Three years later—almost to the day—Liam did indeed win,
Hero Service Members Reunite with New Friends in Boston A group of injured service members from Team Semper Fi returned to Boston this weekend to revisit with the patients injured in the Boston Marathon bombing. Service member Gabe Martinez reunited with his new friends, Celeste and Sydney, and their special friendship is just one of the many reasons the Semper Fi Fund was inspired to create the America's Fund Mentors program: A new program through which our veterans will mentor those who were injured in the Boston Marathon bombing and accompany them through their rehabilitation, providing hope and encouraging success along the way to recovery.
Hero Holland Marine Veteran Competes In U.S. Warrior Games By Karen Berger | Mirror Reporter | TheMirrorReporter.com | May 26, 2011 Whether on the track, the basketball court, on horseback or in water, U.S. Marine Sgt. Lee Randles doesn't let his prosthetic leg stop him. I haven't found a sport that I haven't been able to play," Randles said. â€œAlthough when I play basketball, I'm pretty energetic and some of the guys are scared they will be hit by my leg.â€