Wellness Workshop #026

New Jersey VA

Football Workshop - April 20, 2017

Its hard to describe what happened here today other than it defines my vision for what we can be for our Veterans. We broke down barriers in front of us, bringing 74 Veterans recovering from different hospitals, in different units, from different walks of life, together onto the football field for the first time. If you thought you were the only person who was struggling with something in life, on this day you realized you were not alone, and what the power of “Together” really means. We focussed on our mission to help soldiers become civilians with our fitness program and peer to peer support. We launched our adaptive football program with great success and showed everyone that they could begin their positive journey to a healthy life, today, and together. We are investing in something with these Veterans that no one will be able to take from them, no one can buy with money and no one can do for you. You have to choose to put your foot forward, and I will follow you to the ends of the earth to make sure we get there.
— David Lionheart, Founder