WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although the answer was right in front of them, Jasmin Rosario's team had trouble finding the clue to help them unlock a door during a recent Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) escape room gathering.
"We needed a four-digit date to unlock the combination," the Navy veteran said. "We were looking for the year a couple got married. We finally found the date on a champagne glass. It was so easy that it was hard."
Groups got 60 minutes to solve puzzles and find clues to get out of their confined space. Hints could only be cracked when all six people worked in unison, since puzzles often needed several hands to solve.
"Everyone helped and participated," Jasmin said. "Nobody was scared to be locked in there. You were given a certain amount of time, so you had to work quickly. You made friends really fast.
"We got stumped by some of the puzzles, but we didn't give up. That's what got us out."
The 2016 WWP Annual Warrior Survey highlights the importance of opportunities for connection at WWP events, which support the long-term recovery of warriors in environments that accommodate physical injuries and social anxieties.
Army veteran Steve Smith brought his son. By working together, he was able to reconnect with him while sharing his experiences with other warriors.
"The hardest clue for me was figuring out the equation to put some CDs in a certain order. But we did it," Steve said. "My son and I worked well together. I was so proud."
WWP program events like this give wounded warriors an opportunity to experience firsthand what is possible at social gatherings that get them out of the house and connect them with fellow service members and their communities.
"This was my first Wounded Warrior Project event," said Army National Guard veteran Chris Sorrentini. "I wanted to connect with other veterans – and have some fun at the same time. I immediately felt comfortable. I will do more Wounded Warrior Project events."
To learn and see more about how WWP's programs and services connect, serve, and empower wounded warriors, visit https://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org/.
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