Skip to main content

Turning to Technology to Stay Connected

Practicing social distancing from other people is not difficult for Army veteran Joey Pierstorff these days. He lives in a quiet town along Route 66, just more than an hour from the edge of the Grand Canyon. But the steps he is taking with his family do not require the wide-open space of the Arizona desert.

“We try to limit our time outside but also want to enjoy the weather while it is nice out, so we have been taking the dogs to the park,” Joey said. “Just trying to control what we can and avoid being out in public.”

Joey and his family are also using technology to help — for homeschooling their children, entertainment, and connecting with others.

Last year, Joey worked with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) to build a custom gaming computer. 

“We have been doing a lot of gaming. Different games for different age groups. My 7-year-old daughter likes playing Fortnite with me; my son likes Call of Duty.”

Joey first connected with WWP following advice from a friend. That connection led to others, starting with veterans at a golf tournament.

“What it did was show me I wasn’t the only person that had transitional concerns.”


Read the rest of the story in Homeland magazine.


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. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization accredited with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), top rated by Charity Navigator, and holding a GuideStar Platinum rating. To get involved and learn how WWP connects, serves, and empowers, visit   



Sign up for our email newsletter and get the latest info on events, fundraisers and ways to make an impact.