My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Wounded Warrior Project, Jacksonville, FL, USA
My story is a long one and for the sake of time, I'll condense it. I am 46 yrs old and I medically retired from the Army in 2012. Prior to coming out, as a result of all my injuries that I sustained while I was active, to include the reason for medically retiring, I knew I no longer could do the work I was use to, which was the building trades. After finishing active duty, I declared nursing as a major. With as competitive that it is, the road was not an easy one.
Fortunately I was able to sustain my life (as a student) living off of my VA disability as well as the school stipend. I struggled all the way throughout nursing school but in December 2017, I finished and graduated. I thought it would be easy to get a job... I was highly mistaken to believe that.
I applied after graduation, to all the residencies that were available, but didn't receive any offers until end of August 2018, which I accepted. It starts in the end of October, but I am very happy and excited to start this endeavor that was only possible for my active duty time, the VA, as well as Wounded Warrior Project.
After graduating, I no longer qualified for the stipend, and had to float my entire family on the VA disability that I received. As a result, WWP has helped me on a number of occasions with my living expenses, to include paying for the exam I needed to take to get my national license (NCLEX).
The expense is A LOT, but the project didn't hesitate for one second, and they assisted me with the funds that were needed to pay for it, along with the encouragement along the way.
I can't say enough for WWP, and regardless of some negative publicity in the media about 2 former employees, they are a wonderful organization, and they want to see Veterans, and their families improve, succeed, and thrive in life.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have done, to include the assistance you'll provide in the future. WWP truly is an organization that will be there the whole way to see you through, and donors can be confident that your dollars are going to helping Veterans rebuild their lives, after active duty.