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Spouse Honors Wounded Warrior’s Memory by Helping Others

Cella Logan is a woman on a mission. When she’s not helping military spouses find employment, she’s raising her young sons and reflecting on the service of her late husband.

Daniel Logan served in the United States Marine Corps and deployed twice. After his last tour in Iraq in 2006, he left the military with injuries, and his return to civilian life proved difficult. Like thousands of our nation’s warriors, Daniel managed post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury, in addition to some hearing loss.

Through Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) and its Warrior Care Network®, he was set to receive intensive therapy in September 2017 but died just a month before the scheduled trip to Boston.

“Wounded Warrior Project staff were at our house as soon as they heard,” Cella said. “They offered help, they carried his casket, and they continue to be supportive of me and the boys.”

Daniel found WWP in 2014 and moved his family to Jacksonville, Florida, in 2016 because according to Cella, “he wanted to grow, he wanted to be close to Wounded Warrior Project, and he wanted that network.” The entire family began making meaningful connections through WWP events. “We bonded as a family and met other military families at connection events,” Cella said. “Even after my husband Daniel passed away, we still go to some of these events and do something we always enjoyed as a family.”

Today not only does Cella keep her husband’s memory alive, but she also continues to keep her family connected and involved with other warrior families. Additionally, Cella has found purpose in her work counseling military spouses through CareerSource Northeast Florida. Her personal experiences are a source of empathy and connection: “It’s a great career for me,” she said. “I’ve been the spouse who needed purpose in my life as well as supplemental income.”

This Memorial Day is a special one for Cella and her boys. They visited the National Museum of the Marine Corps near Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia – and they saw the memorial brick placed there in honor of Daniel. 

Cella carries on the mission of her husband, working to create a network of support in her new community. She has lived the WWP logo: At one point her family was the warrior on top, needing to be carried, but now through her service to military spouses, she is carrying others. WWP honors and pays tribute to those who sacrificed everything to protect us.

To learn more about how WWP supports warriors and their families where ever they are in their journeys and helps them plan paths forward, visit https://wwp.news/GetConnected

Contact: Rob Louis – Public Relations, rlouis@woundedwarriorproject.org, 904.627.0432

About Wounded Warrior Project

Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers – helping them achieve their highest ambition. Learn more: http://newsroom.woundedwarriorproject.org/about-us.

 


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