A Personal Connection
When asked about the motivating factor behind joining the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) team, Brace's answer was a personal one: his son.
Army Ranger Sgt. Jeremy Feldbusch was severely injured on April 3, 2003 while serving his country in Iraq. Jeremy is now completely blind with a penetrating traumatic brain injury (TBI). Despite his injuries, Jeremy and his parents started volunteering at WWP in 2004.
“One of the first events we attended was in New York where Jeremy spoke at Citi Group Financial to raise money and awareness for WWP,” Brace said. "I had been working a full-time job and volunteering for WWP with my wife and son whenever possible. But the time apart was wearing on our family. We needed to be together to be our strongest."
Brace's first day at WWP was February 9, 2007. He currently serves as an outreach specialist on the alumni team.
Over A Decade of Service
“It is very humbling and an honor for me to be a WWP teammate,” Brace said. “I get to help make a difference in the lives of our warriors and their families through our programs, community support, and partnerships.”
Over the last 11 years, Brace has had the opportunity to be a part of the first Soldier Ride, attend the first Courage Awards and Benefit Dinner (CABD) where his son was awarded the Courage Award, witnessed the passage of the Mission Act, and recently celebrated his son’s 15th anniversary of his Alive Day.
For Brace, the highlight of working at WWP is “just seeing a warrior come alive again after being out to their first WWP alumni event… realizing they have an extended family and an organization that cares about them not just for today, but their lifetime.”
WWP is committed to helping injured veterans achieve their highest ambition. When they're ready to start their next mission, we stand ready to serve.