Wounded Warrior Project

I am collaborating with the Wounded Warrior Project to raise money for wounded veterans. My goal is to raise $1967.00 by the time I race Ironman Texas on May 18, 2013.

You can find my donation page HERE

Below is a copy from my donation page:


In May of 1967 my father was serving his country in Vietnam, as a Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, when was was severely wounded. He was 22 years old and was faced with a life of permanent disabilities. In spite of his injuries, he went on to become a successful lawyer, executive, professor, cyclist, and above all else, a wonderful father.

However, the wounds from war are real and they do not go away. There isn't a day where my father is not affected by his injuries and I often find myself wishing I could bear those burdens, even if only for a moment.

Today, many servicemen and women come home with permanent injuries, both physical and emotional. I can only imagine the fear and anxiety that comes with facing the unknown road ahead, but they should not be alone in doing so. The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a nonprofit organization that was created to help veterans and their families with this next stage of their lives. The WWP works tirelessly to honor and empower wounded warriors in order to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history.

This is my first year collaborating with WWP and my hope is to raise $1967.00 by the time I race Ironman Texas on May 19, 2013. I hope that my efforts can help support wounded veterans as they move forward to have successful families, careers and to live their dreams, whatever they may be.

You can help me in my efforts by making a donation to the WWP, no matter what amount. Take a sack lunch to work, gather the change in your car; every dollar counts in helping our wounded veterans and their families.

Thank you for your generosity and support,

Justin Daerr