Skip to main content
It's our 20th anniversary and it's been our honor to serve post-9/11 veterans, service members, and their families. Learn More >
Contact Us Español Search Button, click here to go to the Wounded Warrior search page. This link will take you to another page.
Latest News
Mar 6, 2024

Warriors On Capitol Hill This Week Advocating for Mental Health, Financial Wellness, and Access to Care WASHINGTON, March 6, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) CEO Lt. Gen....

Jan 16, 2024

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is investing over $100 million in evidence-based care for veteran mental health and brain injuries. The funding will make it possible for more post-9/11 veterans to...

Jan 11, 2024

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Board of Directors announced today that Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Walter E. Piatt will be WWP's new chief executive officer, effective March 18, 2024. In August 2023, WWP...

Veterans Relive Childhood Gaming Memories with Wounded Warrior Project

FRISCO, Texas, Feb. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Injured veterans revisited their childhoods during a recent Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) connection event at the National Videogame Museum. As they toured displays and tested their skills at the arcade, warriors and guests experienced what is possible at social events that get them out of the house and connected with fellow military families.

Veterans and their families bond over vintage games during a Wounded Warrior Project connection event.

Museum displays showcased the history of gaming from the 1970s through today. Music by Run DMC, Pat Benatar, and other artists added to the authenticity of each era's displays as warriors enjoyed sharing their pasts with their children.

"Every veteran I met that day had a smile from ear to ear," said Marine Corps veteran Daniel Razo. "Outings like this connect warriors who shared the same hobbies as kids."

"My husband and our boys love video games, so this was an amazing opportunity for us," said Erin Shock, whose husband, Jeremiah, is a Marine Corps veteran. "Getting Jeremiah out of the house and socializing with people who understand him has helped us connect more as a family."

Connection activities support the recovery needs of warriors by reintroducing them to the bonds experienced during military service. In a WWP survey of the injured warriors it serves, more than half of survey respondents (51.7 percent) talked with fellow veterans to address their mental health issues.

"Wounded Warrior Project events allow me to form strong relationships with other veterans," Daniel said. "We can share things from our past and plan for the future. This weekend, we're helping a military family move into their new home."

WWP programs help injured veterans with mental health, physical health and wellness, career and benefits counseling, and connecting with other warriors. Generous donors make it possible for wounded warriors to benefit from program resources at no cost.

"Wounded Warrior Project gives me a sense of brotherhood with fellow veterans," Daniel said. "I've added contacts to my cellphone through events like this. And we've all pledged to keep in contact, even if it's just a 'how have you been doing, buddy?' text."

To learn and see more about how WWP's programs and services connect, serve, and empower wounded warriors, visit https://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org/, and click on multimedia.

About Wounded Warrior Project
Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) connects, serves, and empowers wounded warriors. 

 

 

SOURCE Wounded Warrior Project

For further information: Rob Louis - Public Relations, Email: RLouis@woundedwarriorproject.org, Phone: 904.627.0432

Here are Wounded Warriors Social Links, if you want to share this page content on social media then select the media you would like to share to from the list below